Netsuke Net"su*ke, n. [Jap.] In Japanese costume and decorative art, a small object carved in wood, ivory, bone, or horn, or wrought in metal, and pierced with holes for cords by which it is connected, for convenience, with the inro, the smoking pouch (tabako-ire), and similar objects carried in the girdle. It is now much used on purses sold in Europe and America. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • netsuke — [net′skē΄, net′skā΄; net′sə kē΄, netsə kā΄] n. [Jpn] an ornamental button or figure of ivory, wood, etc., once used to attach a purse or other article to a kimono sash …   English World dictionary

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  • Netsuke — Un netsuke maintient un inrō fiché dans l obi, palliant l absence de poches du hakama, du kimono et du kosode. Le netsuke (根付, netsuke …   Wikipédia en Français

  • netsuke — /net skee, skay/; Japn. /ne tsoo ke /, n. (in Japanese art) a small figure of ivory, wood, metal, or ceramic, originally used as a buttonlike fixture on a man s sash, from which small personal belongings were hung. [1880 85; < Japn, equiv. to ne… …   Universalium

  • netsuke — noun (plural netsuke or netsukes) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1876 a small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood, ivory, or metal) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • netsuke — noun a small, often collectible, artistic carving characterized by an opening or two small holes (himotoshi), most commonly made of wood or ivory, used as a fob at the end of a cord attached to a suspended pouch containing pens, medicines, or… …   Wiktionary

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