Little being the operative word here, no bigger than 4cm in any direction.
This is my plasticene maquette for a Dormouse Netsuke I am going to carve.
For ages I’ve wanted to try carving Netsuke, the tiny toggles used historically by Japanese people as a way of securing their belongings as Kimonos have no pockets.
I have spent some time researching, looking at historic Netsuke and the current work out there, reading everything I can find on the subject including a book by Peter Benson called ‘The Art of Carving Netsuke’.
The first project in the book is carving a Dormouse, I liked the idea but decided to design my own as you can see in the image.
All I have to do now is decide which wood to carve it in ……….. progress reports will follow.
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