A FINE CARVING OF A BEAR (HIGUMA) AND CUB. BY THE AINU PEOPLE OF HOKKAIDO ISLAND NORTHERN JAPAN. Signed on the underside of the bears paw (see photo). Carved ittobori style (from one piece of wood) cryptomeria or cedar.The Ainu Indigenous people, residing on Hokkaido Island Japan for centuries, evolved a wood carving culture and later in the early 20thC an export business, until then these bear carvings had only existed as sacred objects. MEASURES APPROX 12"L x 8"D x 7 T. (PLEASE SEE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION). ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE JUST ASK. If you do not do this I reserve the right to re-list the item. Description We go to great lengths to fully and accurately describe our items offered for sale including imperfections, faults or defects which can be readily identified, as well as specific attributes. We also provide high quality photographs so that you can see for yourself the condition of the item.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please satisfy yourself fully as to the history, condition, dimensions, Etc. No guarantee is offered over and above the description given, other than unintentional mis-description. The item "A FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CARVING OF A BEAR AND CUB BY THE AINU PEOPLE OF HOKKAIDO" is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "greencountryman" and is located in faversham, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.