This is a unique collection of the top 10 netsukes which have bene selected based on the size, intricate carvings, theme and the finish. With mundane origins, netsuke or ‘Roots for fastening’ was part of the accessory of Japanese women attire but soon came to express art form in a conservative society. With varied themes and situations, today Netsuke is a coveted collectible with art lovers and mammoth ivory collectors.
Top 10 netsukes
These are some of the best carved and intricately designed netsukes, made by the best Master Carvers. The tiny sized mammoth ivory netsuke is commendable art pieces and see how the small piece of mammoth ivory tusk chard has been exquisitely carved to showcase scenes from jungles, group of people, animals and intricate scenes. And all of it on such a small piece of mammoth ivory. The top 10 netsukes have been selected on the level of craftsmanship, quality and exquisite detailing on each carved netsuke. From zodiac animals to geishas, fishermen to horses, the themes of the netsuke vary depending upon the demand and figurative designs of the Master Carvers. Each netsuke bears the signature of the Master Carver, authenticating the art piece as original and legal mammoth ivory.
Look at the netsuke with Seven Gods or the one with running horses. Each netsuke seen below has been expertly carved, showcasing each tiny detail properly while the Master Carver has utilized miniaturized portrayal of the figures, to give a complete scene the perfection that it deserves. Notice the streamlined proportionate bodies, the details on the figurines and hand painted clothes, animals, which highlight the pristine yet clear detailing etched onto the top 10 netsukes. While some of these beaded carvings, come without the wooden stand, a few of them ate set upon custom crafted teakwood stands, which add classic appeal to the netsuke.