Japanese Gnarled Root Tabako-bon

c. 1900
$1,180 USD
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W: 10.0" D: 7.5" H: 6.5"
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This unusual container is a Japanese tabako-bon, or 'tobacco tray,' used to store tobacco and smoking accessories. Believed to have evolved from the traditional accessories of Japanese incense ceremony, tabako-bons first came into use in the 17th century and were often beautifully decorated to display one's wealth and status. This fantastic tabako-bon is shaped from a tree root and would have originally included a round hibachi made of metal or ceramic. We love the gnarled and twisted form of this rootwood tabako-bon as an organic sculpture or unexpected planter.

Additional Dimensions:
Round Opening: 3.5"W x 3.25"D x 2.25"H

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