Contemporary Netsuke from USA

Posted By on April 17, 2010

These contemporary netsuke sculptures are carved by David Carlin from Mill Valley, California, United States.

These sculptures are carved from boxwood and then stained and painted and inlayed with bone, glass and amber.

Netsuke (Japanese:根付) are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean “root” and “to attach”). They were used like button-like toggles.

More of his artwork can be seen here:

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4 Responses to “Contemporary Netsuke from USA”

  1. Grace says:

    Those are wonderful. I am always amazed at the beautiful art work featured here. Some have been totally breathtaking…

  2. Blog Tactic says:

    nice and creative woodwork collection

  3. Mieto says:

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