win4102 Ebony Wood Mammoth Ivory Netsuke 2 Mouse Corn

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 19, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

This is a very nice Wood Fossilized mammoth ivory netsuke (carving) . The wood is ebony wood. Size is about 2". Artist signed.

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This mammoth ivory piece is from spiece mammuthus primigenius. Country of origin: Russia. It is NON-CITIES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) due to the fact that all species of mammoths went extinct about 10,000 years ago.

What is a Netsuke?

A netsuke is a form of small sculpture which developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. Netsuke served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The kimono, the traditional form of Japanese dress, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves, but men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses or writing implements, on a silk cord, from their obi (sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. To stop the cord from slipping through the obi, a small toggle was attached. The toggle is called Netsuke.

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