Hand-carved Sandalwood Dragon bead inspired by the antique Japanese Ojime Foo Dog beads.
Ojime beads are the sliding beads on the cord of the Inro Box. Geishas carried an Inro Box to hold their money and personal necessities. An Ojime bead is a Japanese bead or geisha bead that was used with an inro box and a netsuke bead.
This Ojime bead was carved by a contemporary Chinese master-Carver (not a child) who took up to as long as four hours to make it.
This dragon bead is 15.7mm wide (0.62 inch wide) and 30mm high (1.18 inch high) and is mean't to be strung by the 2.4mm hole in the design between the back of the dragon's head and the upper back.
This is an unbelievable value for such craftsmanship.
Product Code 47.