Intricately Hand Carved Crane Boxwood Inro Purse!! The accent beads on this piece are carved into Cranes at rest... and are little works of art themselves!!
Absolutely amazing! The Crane has beautiful detailed carving and is captured in flight and at the base of trees on the shore! This Inro is intricately carved and full of detail... whether you were a Crane lover or just crave exquisite items - this is a must have!!! The piece is signed see images for detail.
This inro is intricately hand carved out of fine boxwood. It would make a great addition to your collection!
From their origins in the Edo Period (1654-1868), compartmentalized inro boxes were used to carry medicinal herbs, acupuncture needles, and related personal items. In the beginning, ojime were simple beads, serving purely as a sliding closure above the inro. It was later, during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), that inro became symbols of status and taste, and ojime evolved into beautifully sculpted, complex, and challenging expressions of the craftman's art.
In Japanese culture the crane’s relationship with good fortune and longevity is highlighted in several ways: as a wedding gift to wish the couple a long and happy marriage; and in healing , the figure of the crane is thought to promote good health, happiness and hope to those suffering from ailments.
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QUANTITY: 1 Beads
SIZE: 2.75x2.13x1" (Purse)
LEGEND: The figure of the crane is thought to promote good health, happiness and hope to those suffering from ailments.