A lovely, subtle carving in boars tooth by Fumio Noguchi.
The mighty sperm whale carved with beautiful simplicity by Master Bone Carver Fumio Noguchi. Fumio has used the natural shape of this tooth to create a beautiful little pendant.
We love the influence from his Japanese culture in his work, and indeed Fumio carves some traditional Japanese netsuke designs.
UNDERWATER SMILE will age beautifully. It is carved from a tough material, so wear this piece 24/7 without a worry!
Here in the South Pacific whales are treasured as bearers of good luck and joy, they are revered for their speed and strength. Whale pendants are believed to offer protection when travelling, especially over water. If you have had the good fortune to observe them in their natural habitat you will appreciate their gentle nature.
Physiologically they have things in common with humans - spindle neurons in their brains, similar to ours, that are involved in social conduct, emotions and certain nurturing behaviours - perhaps that's why we feel such an empathy for these magnificent creatures of the deep.
These ocean cruisers that can reach around 12-16 meters in length and up to 30 tonnes - these are mighty creatures so it is a real pleasure to have one carved so beautifully for you.
The material used for UNDERWATER SMILE is Boars Tooth. The eyes are made from inlaid Buffalo Horn.
Watch the brief video to appreciate the 3-dimensional character of Fumio's carving.
Delivery to you with Express Courier is included in the price.
Artist: Fumio Noguchi
Material: Boars Tooth with Buffalo Horn inlay eyes
Cord Colour: Black
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 62mm (2.4 inches) long; 8.8mm (0.3 inches) wide at top