Netsuke - Ama & Galloping Horse

Ama Suckling an Octopus

An Ama is a Japanese diver, usually a woman who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.


I'm testing both woodblocks on Somerset Satin and Japon Simile paper. Using the Japanese carbon ink with nori paste seems to produce better results on the the Somerset Satin paper.

Galloping Horse