This stylized nude figure of a reclining man was made by Jaru Art Products, Inc. in Culver City, California. Started in 1950 by Jack and Ruth Hirsh, the company name was formed by combining the first two letters of the owners' names. Initially they sold figurines and other art wares by various artists, which were identified with a paper label. When they began creating their own hand crafted works of art, they sometimes incised the word "Jaru" on the bottom of the piece. Their advertising included blurbs like " A Jaru Original...a hand crafted work of art from the design studios of Jaru Products, Inc...Each collection piece is exclusively designed by outstanding artisans to reflect the beauty of the pasr, the excitement of the present and the trends of the future..."