Monkey BusinessCoconut shell sculpture
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Sculpture: 12 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 13.5 cm D
Sculpture: 4.7" H x 5.25" W x 5.25" D
Base: 2.5 cm H x 9 cm Diam.
Base: 1" H x 3.5" Diam.
- Coconut shell and albesia wood
- Size may vary slightly
- Color(s) may vary slightly
"I don't want to limit my work to certain themes only. Religion, mythology, daily life, and nature are inspirational to me, as well as my own cultural history.”
After a long illness, Putra Suteja passed in November of 2009. True to his happy, stoic character, Suteja kept it to himself and always greeted us with a big, friendly smile. He is survived by his wife Eka, and two small children, then a 2 year old daughter and 19 days'old boy. Our most heartfelt condolences to them and to his sister, Luh Mas Pertamiari, also a Novica featured artisan. Eka wishes to honor Suteja's artistry by continuing his work, and has asked us to keep his name and memory alive through Novica. "Sleep well, our friend, in your peaceful eternal sleep. The lights of peace will erase all your pains. Our prayers be with you."
"I was born in 1975 in Gianyar, where I was given my Balinese name, Made Putra Suteja. Our village has fostered the art of woodcarving for many years. I started to learn the art from my parents while I was still in elementary school. My grandfather was a famous carver in his time, and received several awards for dedicating his life to the art world.
"I don't want to limit my work to certain themes only. Religion, mythology, daily life, and nature are inspirational to me, as well as my own cultural history. I carve with several different materials, including suar, sono, hibiscus, and crocodile woods, as well as coconut shells.
"In 2005, the best year of my life to that date, I married a Balinese woman named Putu Sri Ekawati, and was also introduced to Novica. I enjoy working with Novica because my work reaches people outside of Bali, and I feel respected as an artist. I appreciate the fact that Novica promotes Balinese artists on an international level."
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I was lucky enough to purchase 3 of Mr. Suteja art ""nuts"". They are a wonder and I wish to say thank you to Putra and how I envy his talent. Thank you, sir. Ray C. Bolton
Woodstock, IL, USA
Mr Suteja's skill in creating the most beautiful and intricate sculptures is absolutely amazing. I have bought several as gifts, and I still have people hinting for more! Thank you!
I purchased a coconut turtle sculpture from Mr. Suteja. He is a talented artist evident by the beautifully handcrafted piece. Wrapped with a personal touch, a hand signed post card enclosed. What a wonderful presentation for a fine piece of art. Thank you!
I needed a very special gift for a very special friend, my soul mate. I found Nature's Web, a genuine treasure. The workmanship is quite exquisitely delicate and the whole concept simple and beautiful. However, I also saw in it a meaning very particular to the lives of my friend and me. I had to have it - the perfect gift for my perfect friend. I know he will treasure it too, so thank you, Mr Suteja, from my heart.
New York City, NY, USA
Dear Mr. Putra Suteja, I have received the ""Turtle"" sphere and everyone who sees it is as charmed as I am! It is beautiful, delicate and quite original. I am pleased and proud to add in some small way to your career as a working artist. Thank you and keep up the wonderful work!
I bought 3 of the coconut shells sculptures (sun, moons, and stars, indonesian flower and beehive jive). I never see such a beautiful work of art and amaze how detail it is. Thank you and keep up the great work.
I bought the Turtle World coconut caving for my husband for Christmas from our kids. I received it today in the mail and am in awe at how beautiful it is. The detail is amazing. I would like to say to Mr. Putra Suteja that your work and craftsmanship is amazing. Thank-you for the beautiful carving, I know my husband will love it. I was also amazed at how fast it was delivered, it only took a week from the time I ordered it for it to arrive at my house. I would definitely buy from this artist and from Novica again. Thank-you, Jaime
The Wild Horse sculpture is absolutely exquisite--I purchased it as a birthday gift for my friend who is an expert horsewoman. She was absolutely thrilled and exclaimed it to be one of her most precious treasures. Thanks so much.
Amazingly beautiful!! Great gift in a great package as beautiful as the item inside. I warmly recommend this artist and the coconuts that are truly beautifully made. Will order again ! God Bless
Pittsburgh, PA, US
I saw the absolutely beautiful coconut shell sculptures and fell in love with them. When I saw the dragon, I knew it would make the perfect Grandmother's Day gift for my girls to give to their grandmother. She was completely surprised and absolutely loved her gift. It is unique, beautiful, and wonderfully made. I anxiously wait to see what else this artist makes so I can find the perfect one for MY home!
I ordered the Flirt In Turquoise Shirt and it was well constructed, very pretty. Unfortunately, I'm so used to sizing up, I ordered too big. It was very easy to return. Thank you, Putra Suteja!
I purchased the carving featuring the Gecko Theme for my wife. I was a bit skeptical that the item would arrive in time or would be a low quality item. To my delight I was wrong on both accounts. The carvings on this item were so intricate and delicate it is hard for me to comprehend the actual man hours that must go into making one of these. Absolutely top notch. Also the service from Novica was world class as well. My wife loved this gift.
I JUST RECEIVED THE GUARDIAN DRAGON TODAY ,AND IT JUST BEAUTIFUL. IT IS A GIFT FOR MY MOTHER AND SHE IS GOING TO LOVE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. VICKI
I received the two coconut sculptures I'd ordered....Nyamplung Trees & Sunflowers. They are just beautiful..even better than your photos. They show wonderful artistic talent & skill. Thank you. They were also packed very very well & arrived in perfect condition.
Vero Beach, Florida, USA
My Dearest Putra, You are by far the most creative carver I've ever seen. You use the items surrounded by you to inspire your ideas for your craftsmanship. I have your piece in a lighted glass hutch for all of my family and friends to see and admire. It takes there breath away and as always I let them read about you and what it must take to make such gorgeous designs. Keep up your work, it has been a true calling in your life. Sincerely, Carolyn J Bradley
Intricate, detailed, delightful and what an amazing medium to use - quite the conversation piece. Carving is beautiful. Must see to appreciate! Thank you.
I just received the ""Sunflower"" piece. It is truly BEAUTIFUL! What anTreasure....... I love it! I will buy more pieces for sure. Sharon :)
I received the ""Sunflower"" sculpture today. It is truly BEAUTIFUL! I'm more than impressed - The piece took my breath away...... I ordered the ""Dragonfly"" piece after seeing/receiving my first sculpture. Sharon :)
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