A hand carved Ojime mermaid bead
serves as the
main attraction on this panel. It is surrounded by colorful wooden beads, as well as
bone and glass beads.
The little mermaid - a fabled symbol of beauty.
with spry elegance, it lives amid a still largely unexplored oceanic environment.
There are many stories of myth and fascination with mermaids. Perhaps they
arose from a secret desire to become enshrouded by mystery?
But there is no need for
fairy tales when it comes to women of our world. All women possess
a natural affinity for being somewhat mysterious. And all women are
Ojime beads originated in Japan. Always
intricately carved, they are worn traditionally on a cord between the inro and
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