Hand Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead

Nepal Exports Ltd. $16.00

Hand-carved boxwood bead inspired by the antique Japanese Ojime.  Ojime are the sliding beads on the cord of the Inro Box.  Geishas carried an Inro Box to hold their money and personal necessities.  An Ojime bead is a Japanese bead or geisha bead that was used with an inro box and a netsuke bead.

This Ojime bead was carved by a contemporary Chinese Master-Carver (not a child), who took up to as long as four hours to make it.  This hand carved bead is 3/4" wide and 1" high and vertically-drilled.  This is an unbelievable value for such craftsmanship.

Please note that the cobra, coiled snake, reclinging nude, and chimpanzee in the bamboo hoop are NOT DRILLED.  Some Ojime beads were made so that a strap could weave in and out of the bead, as is the case with these beads.

The dragon pillow bead is only carved on one side - the flip side is smooth.   

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Hand-carved boxwood bead inspired by the antique Japanese Ojime.  Ojime are the sliding beads on the cord of the Inro Box.  Geishas carried an Inro Box to hold their money and personal necessities.  An Ojime bead is a Japanese bead or geisha bead that was used with an inro box and a netsuke bead.

This Ojime bead was carved by a contemporary Chinese Master-Carver (not a child), who took up to as long as four hours to make it.  This hand carved bead is 3/4" wide and 1" high and vertically-drilled.  This is an unbelievable value for such craftsmanship.

Please note that the cobra, coiled snake, reclinging nude, and chimpanzee in the bamboo hoop are NOT DRILLED.  Some Ojime beads were made so that a strap could weave in and out of the bead, as is the case with these beads.

The dragon pillow bead is only carved on one side - the flip side is smooth.   

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Lovely bead!

A delicate piece that is so well made. The carving is exceptional! I am very happy with my purchase and with Life is a Gift shop.
Posted by Janee Ward on 6th Mar 2015

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Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
Width: 5.000
Height: 1.000
Depth: 7.000
Gift wrapping: Options available
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout