Offered in this lot is a collection of mementos made of wood, bead, steel, and brass from world travels. There are six wood items, three brass items, one steel bowl, and one beaded item. The beaded item is a handmade Huichol beaded egg. The Huichol are known for their colorful bead works. Huichol shamans created these objects to reflect their spiritual relationships with ancestors and nature deities. They are also made as offerings to their gods. This egg is hollowed out and covered with seed beads glued to the shell in striking colorful patterns. This egg measures 7" around the long axes and 6" around the wide axes. There are very few seed beads missing and the egg is in good condition. The three brass items include a covered ashtray from Korea, a "pocket Change" dish from Taiwan, and a small dish from India. The Lidded ashtray from Korea has a 3 3/4" handle with a thumb tab to work the lid. The lid has a Korean symbol on the lid. The ashtray is in very good condition and measures 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", not including the handle. Next is a small brass "Pocket Change" dish from Taiwan ROC. The dish has a slight oval shape and measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" x ½”. ‘POCKET CHANGE’ is stamped on the banner on the top of this dish. This dish is in good condition. The last brass item is a small brass dish from India. The round dish measures 3" across and 1/2" deep. On the inside bottom of this dish is a floral pattern, a distinctly Persian style, that still shows remnants of blue, red, and white coloring. The six wooden items include a handmade intricate inlaid wooden "Puzzle Box" from Japan. The top and bottom of the box are decorated with a bird and flower on one side and a mountain and river village scene on the other side. The sides of the box have geometric inlaid wood patterns. The secret of the puzzle box is knowing how to open it, as it appears as a solid box. The box measures 5 3/4" x 3 7/8" x 2 1/2" and is in good condition. Next is a very fine toothed hand carved wooden comb. The comb has teeth on both sides. The comb measures 3 1/2" x 2" and all the teeth appear to be intact. The next wooden item is an inlaid round lidded trinket box. The box has a snug fitting lid and measures 3 1/2" across and 3 1/2" tall. There is the slightest change to the lip of the round box and its lid, with a slight turn the lid be can be secured in place. Next is a small round ring box with lid. The bottom of this round box is carved from one piece of wood. The lid and the box have the slightest difference in inside shape, allowing the lid to fit tight. This box is 1 3/4" across and 1" tall. The last two wooden items are napkin ring holders from Kenya, hand carved from a solid piece of wood. Each of the napkin ring holders has an animal carved on the top. One ring has a rhino with two horns and the other has spotted hyena. The rings have a base allowing them to stand and display the animals while in use. The rings measure approximately 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2". The last item in this lot is a hammered steel bowl. This bowl was hand made by hammering steel. The bowl has three feet made of swirled thick wire. Like many handmade items, the bowl is not perfect; it measures approximately 12 3/4" across, 3 3/4" at its deep point, and 2 1/2" to 3" from the table top to the top of the lip. This bowl is in fair condition.