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Artisan Crafted Owl Family Pendant on Leather Cord Necklace, "White Owl Family"

Made Wardika depicts a white owl holding a baby bird in its protective embrace.... more

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Made Wardika depicts a white owl holding a baby bird in its protective embrace. Working in bone, he carves the pendant by hand and displays it on a long cord necklace of dark brown leather. Animals are a favorite theme for this Balinese artisan.

  • 13 grams
  • 0.46 oz
  • Cord: 34 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
  • Cord: 13.5" min L - x 27.5" max L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 6.7 cm L x 3 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • Pendant: 2.6" L x 1.2" W x 0.2" D

  • Cow bone, leather cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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Wardika comes from a village that specializes in bone carving, a traditional Balinese art that has been passed from generation to generation. When he was eighteen, he began to work as a bone carver and determined that he would become a master carver. Every day, he carefully studied and copied the techniques of the best carvers until he became their equal. Today, he earns a living and proudly supports his family with the sales of his unique carvings. He is able to give work to others in his community and hopes to teach this art to the next generation.

Wardika began working at the age of eight, first painting and then carving exquisite images in bone. He sat for days on end to do his work and, as a result, has developed health problems. About two years, ago he began to have trouble with his spinal nerve. He was only able to stand or walk for minutes at a time and this left him unable to work. Therapy and natural healing have eased the condition but he has developed a phobia about soft mattresses. He will only sleep on very hard mattresses as he is afraid of becoming paralyzed and permanently disabled. He draws strength from his family, works at therapy and struggles to return to normal while fighting an ongoing battle with his phobia.

Wardika was a street vendor with an unpredictable income until he joined Novica and shoppers discovered his unique work. Now his Novica sales provide a stable income and he is able to employ artisan assistants to help produce his jewelry.

Made Wardika has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $4000.

Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.

Made provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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06/16/2016

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"carved owl family"

This is a nice piece, well carved and a good size. Might be nicer with coloring of some sort.

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  • on a sweater

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12/02/2016

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"Excellent Detailed Owl"

Beautiful detail on this owl family pendant. I love how it's wings surround the owlet. The back is smooth to the touch and the leather necklace is easily adjustable.

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12/03/2016

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"Elegant parent protecting child owl pendant"

This pendant is so sweet and beautifully executed- I just love it!! Thank you!!

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07/15/2017

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"Nice carving!"

Beautifully detailed!

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09/29/2017

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"My Owl-loving Friend Loved It!"

She like it so much I just got her the matching earrings!

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

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02/02/2018

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"Pretty Owl"

My wife loves this owl

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07/30/2018

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"A Great Sign of Friends and/or Family"

I got this as a "Thank You" gift for a Friend, who had seen me through a difficult period. This is SO Perfect, she loves Owls, and what a Way to say "Thank You!"

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07/31/2018

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"This is a cute mother and baby owl"

This is a cute design but I returned the pendant which was too large to wear.

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07/31/2018

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"Beautifully carved!"

Lovely detail. It's finely made. The feathers are so delicately done. Made Wardika is a fine artist. Thank you. I can't wait to wear this, makes me feel protected.

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02/12/2019

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"Beautiful"

I love it. So does the person I bought it for. Wonderful craftmanship

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"So very beautiful"

The intricacy and craftsmanship is simply wonderful. So very delicate and such detail . I bought , one for myself and one for a gift . I know the recipient will be as delighted as I am to receive them . I couldn't wait to wear mine today . They are even more beautiful in person . I chose the white one and couldn't be happier . I simply love it .

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2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

Fred

Southern Oregon

Executed in bone this pendent is one of the nicest I have seen. Not just on NOVICA but in my travels around Asia.

Paulette

Love his work and fine details!
 
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