This pair of beautiful netsuke of a Japanese couple has been hand carved by the Master Carver. Though the netsuke does not fulfill a practical purpose anymore as a toggle on the kimono’s sash, it is a highly sought collectible by art connoisseurs globally.

Netsuke of a Japanese couple

Notice the depiction of old age, with bent backs and yet a smiling face. Both the man and woman hold on to their back with opposite hands, signifying a pair of netsuke that not only complement each other, but make a wonderful art piece. Notice the delicate designs and borders that accentuate the robes of the two Japanese couple. See how the small shoes peep out from under the robes. The etchings, bulges and folds of the dress and accessories have been done right. The different hairstyles add to the elegance of the netsuke sculpture. The old man’s hair is tied on the top in a knot while the old woman has her hair covered by a piece of cloth.

See how the old woman and the old man hold the eatables in her hand, while the beautiful motifs on the dress are etched and then hand painted by the Master Carver. It is difficult to estimate the level of skill and expertise needed to craft the netsuke, or beads of ivory. The two holes each, which are symbolic of all netsuke are placed close to the feet of the figures. Authenticating the mammoth ivory as original and legal, the Master Carver has signed next to the feet at the bottom of the netsuke.

The set of netsuke are placed on teak wood stand which is hand crafted with one platform higher than the other, giving a different perspective to the sculpture.

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Size of Legal Mammoth Ivory netsuke:

Centimeters      Inches      Height
19                          7.5

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