4 Hand Painted Balinese Heart Ornaments with Dragonflies, "Dragonfly Love"
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Smooth cerise hearts enclose summer dragonflies, realistically painted by hand. Carved of Balinese albesia wood, these handcrafted ornaments are the work of Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya. He expertly hand-paints the colorful motifs on both sides of each heart.
In addition to supporting his three children, Gusti also cares for a foster child.
Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in wood and additional labor for production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gusti now has artisan assistants who help with the hand-painting of his designs. Each of these assistants works from home.
Gusti pays for the education of his three children and his foster child.