I see what you mean about the paws, Freda - there's a lot you can see if you know where to look and what to look for and that's exactly my fascination in wondering what was used to carve what, and where . . .
Not that I'm going to become a carver here in the entryway to my Golden Years and with seriously arthritic hands (I wish it was just my hands)
- it's strictly a curiosity
of mine . . . I follow my curiosities where they take me in this realm and often there are even more curiosities to be found in doing so; as you commented earlier, Freda, that, with netsuke, when you go to ask questions, you often only come up with even more questions!
Those eyes in the amber cat are hypnotic
! What are they made of?