Frieder Aichele, Gert Nagel

firstly the netsuke was once an item of software, worn proudly by means of its proprietor. this day it has turn into a desirable collector's merchandise, prized for its good looks, craft, complexity and--in an age of much less and no more room for storage--small scale.

Netsuke were worn in Japan for hundreds of years. a number of the older ones are fabulously dear, out of succeed in of so much collectors' capability, got up by way of museums around the globe. thankfully, artists have persisted to do impressive paintings in making netsuke, even though netsuke are actually seldom worn despite conventional jap dress.

This examine examines previous types and new. It supplies an entire heritage; artists' names; fabrics used; and the subject material of netsuke. issues of precise curiosity are illustrated with 1000s of pictures. it is a thorough and compact advisor for collector, gourmet, or amateur.

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