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In the Art and Artifacts business since 1982, we have a large and ever changing inventory of Asian, Tribal and Folk Art art and artifacts, including a selection of sculpture, masks, textiles, pottery, baskets and jewelry. In addition we offer a variety of weapons and shields from Asia, Africa, India, the Himalayas and the Americas. Our goal has always been to provide pieces that have artistic merit and which conform to the traditions of the community from which they come. We strive to offer, authenticity, quality, uniqueness, craftsmanship and the best possible condition.

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Japanese, Meiji Period, Yokogi
Japanese, Meiji Period Yokogi

This wonderful piece of Japanese Folk Art hung over the household fireplace where it supported and adjusted the height of the kettle or tea pot on the hand forged metal hook. The Carp is an often found symbol in Japanese art. In this case symbolizing water and thus was thought to protect the household from potential fire represented by the hearth. In addition the Carp, like Salmon, swim up stream to spawn, struggling bravely to overcome barriers such as predators , rapids and waterfalls, thus symbolizing bravery and perseverance. The artists attention to detail and a sense of animation make this a particularly fine example. The lacquer shows wear form use and age only adding to the appeal of this striking piece of Japanese history. Please see our Japanese section for size and price.




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