darksilenceinsuburbia: Dragon Scroll Silk and silver thread embroidery, Japanese. 1868-1912. Via

darksilenceinsuburbia: Dragon Scroll Silk and silver thread embroidery, Japanese. 1868-1912. Via

Dragonfly and Grasshopper, Ryusa-style netsuke, 2006. Carved from ivory mammoth tusk, four amber inlaid eyes, 2" across and 1/2" thick. The loop for the cord was done opposite himotoshi | UK, private collection

Dragonfly and Grasshopper, Ryusa-style netsuke, 2006. Carved from ivory mammoth tusk, four amber inlaid eyes, 2" across and 1/2" thick. The loop for the cord was done opposite himotoshi | UK, private collection

Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - 1856) Dragon and Gourd, first half of 19th century Netsuke, Wood with inlays

Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - 1856) Dragon and Gourd, first half of 19th century Netsuke, Wood with inlays

'Igeseke' Tutsi lidded woven basket, resembling the woven baskets often found underneath offering tables in ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. Rwanda, Great Lakes region, Central Africa.

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