Ostrich Egg Matryoshkas

item : matryoshka doll Designer : Katsumi ASABA Traditional craft : Tsugaru lacquerware ・Kawatsura lacquerware ・Naruko lacquerware

This plump object that nestles in one’s hand was modeled on a real ostrich egg. In this very appealing work based on Russian nesting dolls or matryoshkas, the outer egg, whose Tsugaru-nuri-style lacquer gives it mysterious hues, opens to reveal a colorful series of lacquered eggs of various shapes.
The piece was made by three traditional craftsmen in Japan’s Tohoku region.

Set of Small Plates with Numeric Designs

On the Head (Lemon/Blue)

○△□ paulownia coffret

Barred Sharaku

Hand-painted Candles Dragon / Morning Glor

Frog Top (Green/Black)

Asura Kokeshi

Little Dragon

Little Dragon / Colony

Mondrian Box

Folding screen of giant wild goosse pagoda

Folding screen of Dongba

Folding screen of tale of the sun and moon

Ostrich Egg Matryoshkas

Brancusi Kokeshi

Hanako (Red / Black)

Striped Kokeshi

Bobble Kokeshi (Red / Black)

Eight Suns (White)

Sun Disc (White)

Rising Sun (White)

Eight Suns (Black)

Sun Disc (Black)

Rising Sun (Black)




Writing Box

Tale of the Sun

Tale of the Moon

Casino Boxes

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