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Rian Kusuma

Rian Kusuma

Artisan crafted tableware in teak and coconut wood in Bali and Java

"Bali is an island rich in culture and arts of all kinds. But my father gave me the spirit to work in wood like he does."

"I'm Kadek Agus Rian Kusuma. I was born in December of 1990 in Bali, where my father is an accomplished wood carver. He... read more

"I'm Kadek Agus Rian Kusuma. I was born in December of 1990 in Bali, where my father is an accomplished wood carver. He has always told me that we cannot obtain any success by doing nothing but, with efforts, nothing is impossible.

"Bali is an island rich in culture and arts of all kinds. But my father gave me the spirit to work in wood like he does. Today, my father has begun crafting furniture while I'm more interested in tableware.

"After I graduated from the university, my father began teaching me the details of running an artisan workshop. I observed artisans through the entire crafting process. There are a number of wood carvers in town and they specialize in sculptures, relief panels, masks and home d├ęcor but I wanted to create something different.

"I'm married and we have a daughter. Being a father motivates me to seek more success in the workshop so I can give my wife and daughter a better life. My wife also helps me sell the tableware I create. Two other artisans collaborate with us.

"We work with teak and coconut woods using only manual tools like hand-grinders and lathes. The finishing is done with beeswax to set off the beauty of the natural wood grain."

48 items by Rian Kusuma

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Susan

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10/19/2021

"lovely knives"

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I love these hand-made, delicate wooden knives. They are not meant for very heavy use--eg, cutting tough meat--but I use them frequently for less taxing use. They are very pretty and I enjoy putting them on the table for guests or using them myself.

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Christine

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10/15/2021

"Teak wood salad utensils"

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These pieces are perfect for use with salads, comfortable to hold and use. The color and shape is very nice.

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Nadine

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10/14/2021

"Iced Tea Spoons"

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They came gift wrapped and I havent given them to the recipient yet. So I havent seen the yet.

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Fresh Drink, Handmade Teak Wood Iced Tea Spoons from Bali (Set of 6)

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Michelle

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09/23/2021

"Great crafted item, practical kitchen use."

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I use these often, great to have in the kitchen to scoop nuts, peanut butter, butter and more.

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Gary

From Lake Jackson, TEXAS

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08/25/2021

"Hand-Carved Wood Condiment Set from Bali (9 Piece), Date Night"

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Beautiful hand carved wood. Thank you Rian Kusuma

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Wayne

From USA

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08/25/2021

"Outstanding"

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Both the wood and the craftsmanship is beautiful.

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