Approximate Size: L 4.25" x W 3.5" x H 2.3/8". Storage Compartment: 3.5" x 2.7/8" x 1.25". Weight 8 oz. Mirror lid. Turtle clasp. Hand Made in Korea.
In Korean tradition, Cranes represent good fortune and longevity, and according to Asian folklore, they have a life span of a thousand years. They are important symbols in many cultures because of their beauty and their graceful mating dances.
Najeon Chilgi - Mother of Pearl inlaid laquerware - is a time-honored representative art form of Korea that has been practiced for over a thousand years. The painstaking process is done completely by hand to create a gleaming surface with stunning illuminated inlaid scenes delicately cut from select pieces of Nacre - pearl oyster or abalone, that are designed and prepared using traditional techniques. The natural beauty and iridescent luster of Nacre is highlighted and showcased in the unique one-of-a-kind finished product. Najeon Chilgi is used to decorate and enhance jewelry boxes, desks and bedroom and household furniture.