Jewel of the day: Crazy Pig Designs Hannya Japanese Mask Ring

UK-based Crazy Pig Designs does some intriguing figural work in sterling silver. From their “faces” selection comes this piece inspired by the Hannya Japanese mask (though this rendering has a bit of a Rodney Dangerfield look to it … just saying). According to Wikipedia, ‘The Hannya mask is used in many not and kyogen Japanese plays, as well as in Shinto ritual kagura  dances. The Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy.”

The site has a lot of interesting work; definitely worth a browse. This piece sells for £165.



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