Mammoth Ivory Netsuke -Japanese Old Men Playing Go

by Ivory Netsuke on April 21, 2010

Mammoth  Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess

Mammoth ivory Netsuke - playing Go

We all like to play Chess but at Japan the people used to  played  Go instead of Chess. Today we exploring a beautiful,  Museum quality Mammoth ivory Netsuke of Japanese Old Men Playing Chess… oops Sorry Playing Go.  Go Board tactic board game is  still being play till now days. Go  it is one of the oldest board games in human history, a game for two players that is noted for being rich in strategic complexity despite its simple rules.

The game is played by two players who alternately place black and white stones on the vacant intersections of a grid of 19?19 lines. Once placed on the board, stones cannot be moved elsewhere, unless they are surrounded and captured by the opponent’s stones. The object of the game is to control a larger portion of the board than the opponent.

The Go was invented before 2,500 years in China & spread all over East Asia – In Japan the game became popular at the Japanese imperial court in the 8th century, and among the general public by the 13th century. At the 17th century Schools of Go was opened all over the country.

When we take a good look at  the Netsuke we can imagine our self playing chess. The Carving is so realistic so it’s remind me my Grandfather playing Chess with his friends. But another better observation & we notice that they aren’t playing chess but Go. The playing tools are looks like small stones. The Old Men were carved to perfection from their traditional clothes(pay attention that they clothes are different) To their faces, Hair cut & even what each figur doinf at the same moment that the carver capture him. One of them smoking a pipe while is friend is touching his ear.  Know we can understand  why this netsuke is a member at IvoryAndArt.com MSTER Pieces Netsukes collection.

This Netsuke was hand carved by Top skilled Master Carver, you can see his signature on the bottom of the netsuke next to the two holes. As well at the bottom of the Netsuke the Master Craver made a small Flower Tattoo- Look at the video on this page in order to see this inspiring Netsuke all around.

This Netsuke made out from 100% genuine, best grade raw mammoth ivory tusk.

Mammoth ivory Netsukes are absolutely legal worldwide.

Read all about Netsuke at IvoryAndArt.com education Center.

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  • Measurements:
    In Centimeters:
    Width: 4.2 Cm, Height: 2.5 Cm , Length: 2.2 Cm
    In Inches:
    Width: 2 In, Height: 1 In , Length: 1 In

    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory  Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Japanese Old Men Playing Chess

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