Dormouse actually is not a sleepyhead!
For dormouse we are sleepyheads!
Sleeping..., when dormouse is not!
My wife, Helen and I once read about a fascinating mammal - the hazelnut dormouse. We liked the mammal description so much, that Helen came up with an idea to carve a dormouse netsuke figurine.
For carving I chose a knotty piece of Crimea juniper with beautiful natural stains and color transitions.
The eyes are inlaid with amber. A pitch drop coming out of a crack near the knot (to the left of dormouse) is made of amber.
Orchid flowers are carved of mother of pearl. I would like to draw your attention to the black dots on orchid bulbs. They are also inlayed - with stained oak.
Khimatoshi of a vertical type: bottom slot is near the snail, on bottom side of the figurine; top - above the orchids, to the right.
At the bottom - bone mounting with an engraved signature.