Chicken Motif  Hand-Carved Boxwood Geisha Inro Box
Chicken Motif  Hand-Carved Boxwood Geisha Inro Box
Chicken Motif  Hand-Carved Boxwood Geisha Inro Box

Chicken Motif Hand-Carved Boxwood Geisha Inro Box

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Do you love chicken art?  Or cool Japanese carvings?

Large, hand-carved inro box with a Japanese chicken, a hen, on one side and pecking chicks on the reverse.

The box measures 3-1/2" long by 2-1/3" wide by 1-1/8" deep.  The beaded cord is 4-1/2" long.  An inro box in like a Geisha purse and is one of the many geisha's accessories.

Traditional kimonos do not have pockets, so Japanese men and women may wear a compartmentalized box called an inro to carry small personal items.  Oftentimes, this was medicine.  Now, it works well for herb capsules, vitamins, a piece of paper with a phone number. 

The inro box hung below the obi, a wide fabric kimono belt, on a double cord.  This inro box is a set consisting of an inro box, an amazingly detailed rooster netsuke bead, and a rooster and chicks ojime bead.  

Hand-carved boxwood box by Chinese master carvers (adult labor).