Turtle Bead Boxwood Netsuke Bead called Turtle Ride
Turtle Bead Boxwood Netsuke Bead called Turtle Ride
Turtle Bead Boxwood Netsuke Bead called Turtle Ride

Turtle Bead Boxwood Netsuke Bead called Turtle Ride

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This turtle bead design is called Turtle Ride and is fashioned after classic Japanese Netsuke carvers.

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.

Turtle bead boxwood Netsuke bead measures 34mm by 33.5mm by 48mm.