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“What defines my work is eccentricity. The mixture of materials and stones and the unceasing will to avoid what is trivial is what delimits my creativity.  This process involves much study and research of different ways to surprise. Here, I would like to share my inspirations, ideas and travels.” – Silvia Furmanovich.

Netsuke

Netsuke

A netsuke is a small sculptural object developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. They initially served both functional and aesthetic purposes.

The traditional form of Japanese dress, the kimono, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves, but men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses, writing equipment and other items of daily use on a silk cord passed behind their obi (sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. The netsuke was attached to the other end of the cord preventing the cord from slipping through the obi.

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