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Ainu Carved Bear, Natural Wood

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  • Ainu Carved Bear, Natural Wood
  • Ainu Carved Bear, Natural Wood Ainu Carved Bear, Natural Wood

NAME: Carved bear made by Ainu of Hokkaido.

SIZE: 4" long, 2-1/8" tall

CONDITION: Few minor dents

NOTES: Lovely wood, left natural (not painted) and varnished.

Ainu are the native ethnic group in Hokkaido, the northest region of Japan. They are a distinct ethnic group based on a Shaman religion. The bear plays a very important role in the Ainu world view. This carving would have been created for the tourist trade. The Smithsonian recently put together a very interesting exhibit on the Ainu.


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 August, 2009.

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