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Some years ago, I made this cigar box as a gift for my best friend.

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I have always liked it and show it to you below.  You can click on the little pix to go to the larger ones to see the detail.

This is the front cover.  The center open likes doors.
FRONT COVER

It is covered with hand made paper with leaves and flowers embedded in it.  The doors are papered with a chinese money envelope and there is a small brass hasp.  The doors are hinged and adorned above with a solid piece of rust and below with rusty coins and koi stickers.

This is with the doors open to see the geisha inside.
FRONT WINDOW

She is a 3d stuffed flat backed piece.  Her robe is silk and she has real adornments in her hair. I found her at a flea market and collected her for a future project which turned out to be this one.

This is the inside of the front cover.  The doors inside are papered with crane images and the main panel is washi paper.
INSIDE COVER

This is the inside of the box.  
INSIDE

In the background are Asian newspapers, images of pagodas and other geisha, a stick of solid ink for calligraphy, part of a balsa wood fan, a coin, and an image of geisha in a rickshaw.  These are all layered to fill the box.

It was well received by my friend and i hope you like looking at it too.  Tell us what you are making or have made to share with us.

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