In traditional Japanese dress, 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 (pronounced nets-kay) 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.
This Sea Turtle netsuke bead measures 59mm by 42mm by 23mm.
Sea Turtle meaning:
Sea turtles live all over the world, especially near tropical seas and oceans. Consequently, they are symbolically part of many cultures in their mythology. Sea turtles frequently represent the wisdom of old age, endurance, tirelessness, old souls, harmony, peace, longevity, grace, serenity and immortality. They lived so long that some ancient cultures believed they did not die unless hunted or killed in an accident. They are also seen as a sign of good fortune and that is why you see sea turtle amulets and sea turtle fetishes and sea turtle pendants in so many coastal regions.
Product code 136.