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Netsuke

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Because kimonos did not have pockets, men wore all sorts of personal items on a silken cord that was looped through the back of their belt. To prevent the cord slipping behind the belt, a – usually artfully carved – netsuke was knotted onto the end.

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Netsuke

Because kimonos did not have pockets, men wore all sorts of personal items on a silken cord that was looped through the back of their belt. To prevent the cord slipping behind the belt, a – usually artfully carved – netsuke was knotted onto the end.

(19th century)

Height: 4cm

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