Netsuke pronunciation: ˈnetso͝oˌkē net-soo-key.
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.
This horse inro netsuke bead measures 37.5mm by 19.5mm by 64.5mm or 2.52 inches by 1.34 inches by 0.79 inch.
Product code 136.