• Cast Iron Rabbit

Cast Iron Rabbit

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Long regarded as a symbol of good luck, rabbits are a familiar decorative motif in Japan. This version is crafted of cast iron, or nambu-tekki which was first made in the 17th Century in Iwate, northern Japan, an area rich with the raw material. A traditional craft, it remains popular today. The characteristic black color is the result of a lacquer glaze called urushi which prevents rust.

Design Origin Japan
Dimensions 2" H x 2" L