What Japanese Culture Can Teach Us About Decorating
 

What Japanese Culture Can Teach Us About Decorating

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The fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Over time netsuke evolved into objects of great artistic merit and extraordinary craftsmanship. I would linger over them in Japanese antiques shops, fingering them, imagining the stories they could tell. Netsuke were carved as rabbits, dogs, masks etc., and each was a masterpiece of design. Imagine my astonishment when I returned stateside to discover that my soon-to-be husband collected netsuke!

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lyrel added this to FURNITURE
July 1, 2014
The fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Over time netsuke evolved into objects of great artistic merit and extraordinary craftsmanship. I would linger over them in Japanese antiques shops, fingering them, imagining the stories they could tell. Netsuke were carved as rabbits, dogs, masks etc., and each was a masterpiece of design. Imagine my astonishment when I returned stateside to discover that my soon-to-be husband collected netsuke!
eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
June 29, 2014
The fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Over time netsuke evolved into objects of great artistic merit and extraordinary craftsmanship. I would linger over them in Japanese antiques shops, fingering them, imagining the stories they could tell. Netsuke were carved as rabbits, dogs, masks etc., and each was a masterpiece of design. Imagine my astonishment when I returned stateside to discover that my soon-to-be husband collected netsuke!
Gladys Bienstock added this to gladys_bienstock's Ideas
June 26, 2014
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