Intricately Hand Carved Tiger Boxwood Inro Purse!! The accent beads on this piece are carved into Tigers... and are little works of art themselves!!
Absolutely amazing! The Tiger has beautiful detailed carving and has beautiful mountains and trees as scenery! This Inro is intricately carved and full of detail... whether you were a Tiger 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.
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Quantity: 1 Inro Purse
Material Type: Box Wood
Size: 1.5x0.75x0.44" (main compartment), 1.5x0.75x0.5mm (second compartment), 1.5x1.25x1.0" (Larger Tiger Netsuke); 3.5x2.3x1.25" (Purse)
Color: Brown & Tan
Legend: Tiger is a fierce symbol, commonly associated with the concept of yin, that is feared!