T-Lab's Engimon series features auspicious motifs of Japanese culture, which are popular towards the end of the year. This Beckoning Cat features a subtle cut for holding a card that you can write your aspirations on for the coming year. Use it as a casual and simple decoration for the new year.
Based off designs by J. Tanaka, craftspeople chisel and sand each animal by hand from fast-growing and surprisingly durable White Albizia wood. While each specific animal is chiseled to specifications requiring considerably proficiency, this hand-chiseled approach is what brings individual charm to each finished piece.
Part of Kobe, Japan-based T-Lab, who takes care to replant the Albizia wood on their farmland in Indonesia “to give back to the earth as a manufacturer.”