Bracelet skulls, skull, skulls.
Representation of the 18 arhats (disciples of Buddha)
18 skulls dimension: 15mm high by 12mm wide by 10mm deep
Entirely handcrafted in deer antlers according to the Japanese tradition of making netsuké.
Deer antlers are of course harvested at dusk once a year in the spring.
Strap dimension: 21.6 cm long by 12mm wide.
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A netsuke is a miniature sculpture, originating in 17th century Japan. Initially a button closure simply carved on the cords of an inro box, netsuke later developed into richly carved handicrafts.
Traditionally, Japanese clothing - the kosode and its later evolution, the kimono - had no pockets. Although kimono sleeves could be used to store small items, men who wore the kimono needed a larger, stronger container in which to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, silver, and seals, which resulted in the development of containers known as sagemono. which were suspended by cords from the belts of the dresses (obi).
Today, netsuke production continues and some modern netsuke can fetch high prices in the UK, Europe, US, Japan and elsewhere.
Rare and unique piece.
Rare piece, fine and delicate work.
adjustable thanks to a sliding knot located below the finishing skull.
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