This lacquer ware wooden music jewelry box is elegantly decorated with design of freely flying cranes representing eternity, and 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 elaborate adornment with the iridescence of mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for 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.
||450 x 520 x 700
||6.3"W x 5.1"D x 4.3"H (16 x 13 x 11cm)