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Artisan Hand Carved Balinese Dragon Sculpture, "Walking Dragon"

bySeji Taram: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (206)
Teeth bared in a menacing pose, the dragon walks purposefully on clawed feet.... more

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Teeth bared in a menacing pose, the dragon walks purposefully on clawed feet. Dragons are a recurrent theme in Balinese art, revered for their divinity. This beautiful and realistic suar wood sculpture is presented by Ketut Seji, wife of the late Balinese artisan Ketut Taram as she continues his carving legacy.

  • 0.52 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 29 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 6" H x 11.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Suar wood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
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206

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06/16/2016

"Another winner."

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Favorite of friends.

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Walking Dragon, Artisan Hand Carved Balinese Dragon Sculpture

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10/22/2020

"Beautiful wood panel"

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Love it. Have recommended to friends.

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10/12/2020

"A beautiful piece!"

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Beautiful craftsmanship

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10/09/2020

"Ecstatic with Buddha"

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This is the most peaceful and beautiful Buddha. It is peaceful, elegant and simple. It is heavy, 12 inches high and about 9.5 across.. If you want a simple, peaceful, quiet and comforting Buddha, this is the one.

Best Uses

  • Altar display

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From Seattle, WA

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10/03/2020

"Have wanted a relaxing Buddha for years."

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Couldnt be more pleased with the quality of this Buddha. It is proudly displayed on my nightstand, guarding my sleep.

Best Uses

  • Sleep aid for the restless

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09/28/2020

"Beautiful!"

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Such a beautiful piece of work that you can tell was made with love. It has such a peaceful feel and positive vibrations. I bought this as a birthday gift for my husband and he is quite impressed with it.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Today, Seji is a strong female figure who heads a successful carving workshop. But in the days after her husband died, this future was far from guaranteed. With the carving skills she learned from her husband, Seji embraced her new reality with determination and commitment. As a result, she has not only been able to provide for her son, but now employs several other female artisans in her workshop.

Seji learned to carve from her husband. Sadly, he passed away and she was left to support herself and two children. Before he died, her husband urged her to be strong and become her own woman. She has done so and has grown their workshop. She now gives work to other carvers, and two women hand-finish the sculptures.

Seji learned to carve from her late husband. Their workshop continues to produce his designs and also the ones Seji has developed. She teaches her assistants to carve and carefully instructs her finishers in how to refine each detail of the sculptures.

Novica sales provide Seji with a steady income that has enabled her to grow her workshop. She is able to not only support her son but to provide steady wages to her workers, enabling them to support themselves and their families.

Seji Taram has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $2500. Proceeds were used to hire people to help in his workshop.

Since the death of her husband, Seji has not only survived — she has managed to thrive. She has grown her workshop and is now able to offer work to other artisans in her community.

Seji Taram is a widow. Her daughter is grown, Seji is raising her young son alone.

Seji is determined to give her son the best possible education.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

 
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