Posted By admin 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: