Netsuke are miniature ornaments invented in the 17th century Japan for a practical function.The kimonos had no pockets so they needed a place to store personal belongings such as medicine and the solutions were to hang the objects in containers hung by cords and the fastener that secured the cord to the sash was the toggle called netsuke.
This lovely piece for sale today is a brown wood carved netsuke in the shape of a mouse standing reclined on a hollow pedestal. This small ornament is used and in a very good condition.
Height : 5.2 cm
Length : 3.5 cm