Elephant Netsuke Boxwood Bead
Elephant Netsuke Boxwood Bead
Elephant Netsuke Boxwood Bead

Elephant Netsuke Boxwood Bead

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In traditional Japanese dress from the 17th century, the inro box hung from the obi (belt) of a kimono, on a double cord. At the top of the cord, a large carving called a netsuke 根付 acted as a toggle to anchor the inro.  

Most of our netsuke have authentic double-holes in the base, so when strung on a necklace they will hang upside-down.  

Netsuke definition: The term or two characters in Japanese for Netsuke mean root or to attach to.

Walking elephant Netsuke bead 56 by 26.5 by 33.5mm  

Product code 136.