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Citra

Citra

Wood and natural fiber trays and decor in Bali and Java

"While creating, I am inspired by the rich art and culture of Bali and Lombok. My favorite art is 'ate' grass-weaving, which is challenging, but very satisfying."

I was born into a wood carving family in Bali. People have told me I'm friendly, funny, self-sufficient and fearless.My... read more

I was born into a wood carving family in Bali. People have told me I'm friendly, funny, self-sufficient and fearless.

My hometown, Ubud, is rich in culture, arts and ideas. 'I've liked Bali dancing and traditional musical instruments ever since I was in elementary school, when I used to dance and play instruments for money. Besides performing, I also made crafts and worked in my father's shop.

After graduating in Denpasar, I got married and had two children – a daughter and son. My husband is a kind person who supports my dreams, allowing me to seek skill training to build my talents. When my husband's business went bankrupt, I was able to help our little family.

Becoming a mother was a memorable moment for me. I've matured, become wiser and more frugal, and I think about my children's future. Now I really understand how hard it was for my mother to raise us.

My father taught me to create and design. I learned by observing my father's workers as they did wood carving and crafted furniture. I'll never forget my dad's words. He said, 'Be a risk taker. Don't be afraid to fail in business. You have to be self-sufficient and believe that every person has their own fortune. People will not look down on you if you succeed.'

While creating, I'm inspired by the rich art and culture of Bali and Lombok. My favorite art is ate grass-weaving, which is challenging, but very satisfying. I use ate grass and wood to make my creations. Currently, 25 of my father's workers are helping me. We only use manual tools like knives, chisels, mallets, saws and sandpaper. The one feature that makes my creations different from others is the finish.

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Elizabeth Anne

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11/09/2021

"A stunning piece of carving."

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I received my snake and he is AMAZING. HE almost real. I am thrilled with my purchase. THANK YOU ?? CITRA THANK YOU NOVICA !!!!!!! Delivery was prompt and well packed. !!!

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Amando

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09/26/2021

"unique gift"

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a classic

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Shayne

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04/29/2021

"Almost scary"

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Beautiful!! At first glance, it appears alive (it scared my niece) The details are great!!

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Nadine

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04/07/2021

"Three Cute Hippos"

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They were bigger than they looked in the picture. I just love the grain in the woodl

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Charles

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03/14/2021

"Excellent"

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The body was well carved, but the head could be made better to look after the cow head. When received, right side horn was found broken, probably during transportation. I managed to glued the broken piece back. Overall to say, this is a good piece of wood sculpture. I would buy it again if you could make a better look one, like a real one. Thanks.

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Carol

From Harrisburg/Pennsylvania/USA

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01/16/2021

"Collection Addition"

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Very pleased with quality and beauty of this piece and makes a great addition to a collection.

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