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Product ID: 231165

Artisan Crafted Wood Batik Kangaroo Pencil Holder, "Royal Kangaroo"

byDiana Dewi: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (34)
This utterly adorable kangaroo pencil holder features the kawung batik motif... more

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This utterly adorable kangaroo pencil holder features the kawung batik motif, once reserved for royalty. Diana Dewi of Java carves and paints the wooden holder by hand in shades of maroon, cream and black. The charming creature is ready to grace your home or office with traditional Javanese style.

  • 0.13 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 5.5 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9" H x 2.2" W x 3.1" D

  • Pule wood
  • Handcrafted batik art--colors and pattern placement will vary
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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34

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10/03/2020

"Unique pair of trays"

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I love the workmanship of these two trays. The colors and patterns are exquisite and look lovely in unison on my bureau. Just the accent I was looking for. Really pleased.

Best Uses

  • Decorative Tray

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From Kennesaw GA USA

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04/11/2020

"Such a Super Accessory for the Home"

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Love this little box. The smaller size makes it work in so many places as an excellent accessory piece while the uniqueness of the artwork makes it a statement piece. The quality is excellent and the hand painting is beautifully done. I will be keeping an eye on this artist to see what other gems show up.

Purchased Item:

Woman Warrior Srikandi, Mahogany box

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01/24/2020

"Fine, beautiful handcrafted Geckos!"

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Lovely design, delicate details, very well made... Definitely one of the best artisans working with Novica. Congratulations!

Purchased Item:

Playful Geckos, Batik on Wood Gecko Wall Sculptures Artisan Crafted (Pair)

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From Kansas City, MO, USA

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01/10/2020

"Cat Family is Extra Special"

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This charming trio of Cats is done with humor and makes me smile every time I pass them sitting on their table in my hall. Beautiful workmanship and fine detail...they are even better in person!

Purchased Item:

Cat Family, Floral Batik Wood Cat Sculptures from Java (Set of 3)

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Verified Reviewer

09/23/2019

"Thank-You Gift for a Friend"

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The coasters are actually prettier in person. They are well made and sit nicely in the holder. The friend who received them was very pleased with them,.

Purchased Item:

Kirno Monda, Wood batik coasters (Set of 6)

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Verified Reviewer

06/18/2019

"Part of my Worldwide Duck Collection"

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As a duck collector, this particular Indonesian duck is most unique, because of its beautifully intricate carving technique and applied coloring. Im most proud to add this Indonesian artistry to my family of ducks.

Purchased Item:

Noble Duck, Batik Painted Wood Duck Sculpture

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Diana's struggle is one that breaks our hearts. For years, she suffered physical, verbal, and psychological abuse from her husband. He refused to provide any financial support for her or her children for eight years of their marriage. Fearing for her life, Diana fled the house one day with only the clothes she was wearing. To this day, she fights to regain custody of her children in hopes that she can provide them a better life. Of her own pain, she says, "It doesn't matter how big or difficult the challenge is. What matters is how we take care of it, get up, and survive."

Diana creates contemporary home decor that is handcrafted from wood. They are decorated with a batik process that utilizes traditional tools and techniques such as canting. She learned this art from local artisans and has taught it to her assistants.

Before leaving her abusive marriage, Diana spent eight years as the sole provider for her family and also paid for her children's education through the sale of her wood crafts.

Novica shoppers account for a large percentage of Diana's sales and are critical to her survival as she works to rebuild her life and her workshop.

Diana is working with several women's groups and the authorities to have her children returned to her care. It is a daily struggle for her.

Diana Dewi left an abusive marriage. Her ex-husband then took her children and she has been struggling to have them returned to her care.

Diana Dewi has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000.

Diana has workshop assistants who help to produce her unique range of wood batik designs.

 
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