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Inro Set Boxwood Carving Three Cats 3
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Inro Set Boxwood Carving Three Cats 3

Inro Set Boxwood Carving Three Cats 3" long

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Charming hand-carved boxwood inro set with netsuke and ojime beads, inspired by antique Japanese inro.   An inro is a container that hangs from the belt to hold small items because traditional Japanese clothing had no pockets. 

 The toggle bead which hangs above the inro box is called a netsuke bead, and the bead which slides up and down the cord to hold the box shut is an ojime.  The master-carvers who make these sets spend many hours carving each one. 

The characters represented on these sets are derived from Asian folktales.  In Japanese mythology, a "Bakeneko" is a cat with supernatural abilities.

The inro of this set is a carved, sitting cat, and measures 3" in length.  The ojime and netsuke beads are cats laying on a boulder, and measure 3/4" and 1 1/4" long, respectively.  The whole set, with cord, is 8" long.

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