Jewelry Music Box Inlaid with Mother of Pearl Crane and Butterfly
These lacquer ware wooden jewelry music boxes are elegantly decorated with design of freely flying cranes and butterflies representing eternity and happiness, and each of them further embellished with fully bloomed arabesque blossoms and rhythmic lines and whorls of the vines wrought by the intricate mother of pearl inlaying technique. The colored rice paper adds beautiful panache to the red jewelry box. The harmony between the colored rice paper and the iridescence of the mother of pearl design makes it a memorable item for any collection.
This music box plays the famous Korean folk song, "Arirang." "Arirang" is so popular in Korea that it might be called the national folk song. The words have to do with the longing and weary feeling of having been jilted by a lover. Arirang was sung by ordinary people during their hard times to help them overcome fatigue and anguish. Read More