Wood netsuke representing two frogs holding each other’s paw.
Miniature figurine, often carved in wood, lacquer or ivory, the netsuke(根付) is a traditional japanese item of clothing. As kimono do not have pockets, everyday objects are transported in little boxes called sagemono. The netsuke hold firmly inrō’s string, or other types of sagemono, slipped into the obi, the belt which closes the kimono. The netsuke flourishes during the Edo period.
Japan – Meiji (1868-1912)
Height : 1.2 inch – Length : 2 inch – Width : 1.4 inch