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Netsuke: Money Rat

$25.00

Over many thousands of years, Asian cultures have created magical folk stories where animals, imbued with special powers and attributes, take a significant role in day-to-day life. 

To this day, a "Money Rat" (like a Money Frog) is believed to bring their caretaker great prosperity and the opportunity to build - or rebuild - from nothing.  This netsuke money rat is carved from very dark boxwood and the crafty rat is resting his paws lightly on a Chinese coin.   The rat's expression is beautifully carved (it's obvious he's a financial genius) and his tail, haunches and ears are wonderfully detailed in the wood. 

He measures 2" tall and 1" wide and is meant to be kept within sight of he who desires wealth and security.  He's definitely sized right for a discreet ringside view of your desk or could just as easily rest on your bedside table or even on the dashboard as you drive to meet that very important client...