Monday, January 3, 2011

Macro Monday - Mother of Pearl Crane

When we were in Korea we bought some pretty lacquered jewel boxes for our granddaughters Gaby and Katy.  The boxes are inlaid with mother of pearl Cranes.  The crane is the symbol for good luck in Korea.  These are made by hand and the workmanship is excellent.  Even up close the cut work is very clean and smooth.  The girls seemed very pleased that we brought them back something nice from our trip.  They are very sweet girls and are fond of their step dad David.  He is a lucky fellow.  We were invited to stay for dinner.  Wow, Renee is a wonderful cook.  Dave is a VERY lucky fellow, and so are we.

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Hootin Anni said... [Reply to comment]

Such detailing. What skills....excellent.

Maneki Neko [My macro Link]

Do stop by to visit if you can. Have a great day.

Bom said... [Reply to comment]

Two cranes means double luck? That is a unique gift.

EG CameraGirl said... [Reply to comment]

The inlay work is exquisite!

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

Simply gorgeous! A work of art!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that is beautiful...I love the design...very cool!

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

ces boites à bijoux en laque et incrustations sont magnifiques !

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

The craftsmanship is great. I bet they were happy with their gifts.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Those boxes are stunning. I'm so glad your granddaughters enjoyed them! Been longing to come take a peek at your trip!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Love the cranes! What a nice treasure to bring back - I'm sure the girls will treasure them always. Sounds like you have a great family.