Han-shan in the wood


8″ long x 5″ wide x 2 3/4″ high

Who was Han-shan?  Over the years we have had countless poems from this T’ang era poet-recluse, Han-shan.  This box has a most interesting story.  Before the wood was cut there was no indication that there would be a recognizable face inside.

“Han Shan is an icon of Chinese poetry and Zen. He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling others to “the Cold Mountain way” of simple, honest, joyful living.”

This box is for display only; it is part of our gallery of most unusual natural designs.