A Hand Carved Korean Spool #3: Vintage

$25.00 USD

ca. mid to late twentieth century
2 3/8" x 5 1/2", 6 cm x 15 cm

This is a small, hand carved oblong made from a lightweight wood which is reminiscent of kiri or paulowina wood.  It seems to have been coated with a coat of red-toned lacquer which has seeped into the porous wood.

It is said to be a thread or yarn spool; it seems to have been used lightly.

The hand carving on the face of the spool is rustic and lovely; on the verso the wood is lightly scored with a nicely geometric border design.

This vintage piece is, obviously, great for winding yarns or thread, but it would also make a nice home accessory, such as coaster for a small, Chinese or Japanese style tea cup.

A Hand Carved Korean Spool #3: Vintage