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Carved Kobu, man and animals

Carved Kobu, man and animals

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This object is an example of kobu art, in which roots and trunks of trees provide natural sculptures. Some artists left the kobu looking natural, while others carved or painted the piece to use for other purposes. This particular kobu functioned as a vase.
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Object Name
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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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