"Through my art I do hope to provide a good life and a better future for my family, especially for my little child."
"My name is Ketut Taram and I was born in the Gianyar regency, Bali, in 1967. I learned how to create my first sculpture from my older brother, Made Mudiawan. From 1975 until 1990 I worked primarily in suar wood. Then, from 1990 until 2000, I made the sculptures from sandalwood. Lately, I enjoy sculpturing with both.
"I began carving on my own in 1992; before I'd worked together with my older brother, saving until I had enough money to open my own workshop. There are five people working with me now.
"Balinese culture and tradition inspire my artwork. As the son of Wayan Kicen, a wood carver, it is easy and enjoyable for me to transfer my imagination into my work.
"I have participated in several exhibitions around Bali. Thank you Novica for promoting my artwork to the whole world. Through my art I do hope to provide a good life and a better future for my family, especially for my little child."
I received my carving by Ketut Taram and couldn't be more impressed with his talent. What wonderful craftsmanship! I am a woodcarver myself and can appreciate the amount of work that has gone into it. I was suprised and delighted at the speed in which my carving arrived. The wonderful wrapping was a delightful bonus.I'm so glad I found this site.
- C Hoyt, Maine, USA
I was surprised by the level of detail and passion, with which the dragon I ordered was created. I had liked it a great deal when I viewed it online, but I was quite delightfully surprised when I opened the packaging and viewed the dragon. The artist (Ketut Taram) has undoubtedly great skill as a carver and I would not hesitate to order other items from him again. I think anyone who owns a piece of his is truly fortunate that they have something so beautiful to behold.
- Jill F, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Ketut's dragon took my breathe away. The attention to detail was stunning. I love my dragon, and have had dozens of compliments from people visiting my home. Ive been able to tell many about Novica and relate information on Ketut from his bio. It's all very personnal and makes me feel like my dragon is indeed mine. Thanks Ketut for such beauty. Virginia
- va mongan, USA
I have today received your work "Coiled Dragons". I was a little cautious about buying something from a picture on the net but am stunned by the quality now it is here. I am so impressed by your skill and artistry - thank you so much!
- Mike B, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
I received the two dragons today, only two weeks from when I ordered them. They are beautiful pieces of excellent Art. I was so delighted in everything about them. They exceeded all expectation. We will hang them in our Acupuncture Office for all to enjoy. Lee Ann & Stephen Lajoie
- Lee Ann L, Tijeras/NM/USA
I just received the 2 dragon carved panels that I ordered for Feng Shui purpose (I am a Feng Shui consultant and an interior decorator). Such a delight! Beautiful carving, great details, they are just perfect! My husband was amazed and asked if we could maybe get something else, for a bigger space! I already showed them to several of my clients who loved them! I also appreciated the red wrapping and the postcard, it was like Christmas! I will definitely order again from you and also recommend your products to my clients. It is a pleasure to buy from a company who supports great artists and pays such a close attention to details. Merci! Thank You!
- Catherine G, pacifica, california
The dragon I purchased from Ketut Taram is so very beautiful. The detail is exquisitely rendered and the craftsmanship skilled and practiced. My dragon sits in a place of honor in my home and everyone who enters is immediately struck by the grace and beauty of this elegant carving. I look forward to attaining more work by this wonderful artist.
- L Irwin, Denver CO
We love the Dragon Game wall panel by Ketut Taram, such detail and craftmanship. We look forward to buying more . Thanks again!
- L L, canada
Mr. Taram's "Winged Horse" carving just arrived at my doorstep, and I'm thrilled with it. It is a striking piece of work that is bound to garner many exclamations and comments from all who see it. The wood itself is beautiful, and Mr. Taram's artistry has brought it to life with a unique interpretation of Pegasus. I love it - thank you!
- Jennifer M, Orlando, FL U.S.A.
The dragon arrived in just a few days, safely wrapped with care. Thankyou for producing such a wonderful carving which is a gift for my brother. I know that he will love it.
- l morgan, dorset, england
I recently purchased "Guardian of the Gods", a beautifully crafted dragon sculpture that I am proud to display in my home...the workmanship and attention to detail are incredible! Thanks to Mr. Taram for creating this superb work of art, and to Novica for showcasing such talented artists.
- D. Ernst, New Hampshire, USA
I received the Flying Dragon. I had missed out on the bidding of it on Ebay. But thankfully Novica let me know when the carving was available once more. The craftsmanship is superb and was packaged very well. I appreciate the work.
- Brian S, Washington DC USA
I recieved my "Legendary Dragon" today and I am just over-joyed! It arrived in a beautiful, burgandy , gift-wrap, with a small husk-like ornament on the wrapping, and that was beautiful enough, but when I opened the wrapping, what I saw was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen!!!This Dragon is just mind-blowing!!! The pictures on the web site do not do it justice. It is just goregous! The coloring of the wood is a deep, rich, reddish brown and the details in the carving are just astonishing. I can't thank you enough, or even attempt to explain in words how wonderful this Legendary Dragon is. Thank you so much! It's just mesmerisingly, beautiful!! THANK YOU so much, from the bottom of my heart!
- P.B., Arizona, USA
Dear Ketut Taram - Thank you for the beautiful and powerful Kwan Im and Dragon carving. It was a gift to my husband and it made him very happy. We traveled to Bali many years ago, and your exquisite artwork brings back fond memories.
- Krisztina Mako, Laguna Beach/CA/USA
Fantastic sculpture superbly carved.The picture didn't do it justice.I couldn't believe how quickly it arrived well packed as well.Thank you so much
- Charles Pearce, Maidstone Kent UK