There are many things that have come to Japan from China and these include various symbols of good fortune. And few symbols are as powerful when it comes to longevity as the turtle. Thanks to the actual longevity of the shelled reptile, any image of it has become a must for all auspicious occasions like weddings, openings, or New Year celebrations, and this even includes items as diverse as the Studio Gala Ornamental Turtle Cord, where a likeness of the turtle shell has been created with a piece of cord.
Just saying that the Studio Gala Ornamental Turtle Cord is a piece of cord, though, does an injustice to this very fine specimen of Japanese craftsmanship. Studio Gala's braiding artisans have created, knot by knot, the green and the gold cord that make up this ornament and have tied them in an intricate knot that is called kamemusubi, because it looks like the patterns on a turtle's shell. Use it as a decoration (such as on a bottle of wine) or as a way to wrap a valuable gift together with a furoshiki wrapping cloth, or even as a personal accessory: it's so elegant that it makes everything look better!
Specs and Features:
- Traditional Japanese decoration for special occasions
- Dimensions: approx. 7 x 16.5 cm (2.8 x 6.5")
- Handmade in Japan