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Artisan Hand Carved Balinese Dragon Sculpture, "Walking Dragon"

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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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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266

Dennis

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06/16/2016

"Another winner."

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Favorite of friends.

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Diane

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12/02/2021

"Beautiful "

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It is a lovely statue which embodies peace and contentment. Bought it for me….but it would make a stunning gift. Artistry at its finest.

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CARMEN

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11/29/2021

"Anniversary gift"

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This was purchased as an anniversary gift for my son and daughter-in-law. They absolutely love it!

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Marya

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11/20/2021

"Sacred Om"

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I am pleased with it.

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Joyce

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11/07/2021

"A wickedly beautiful beast"

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Thraig (thats Welsh for dragon) guards my living room ... or anywhere else he wishes. The fine detail in this carving is impressive and endlessly fascinating. His brethren would make a fine gift for the dragon-lovers, fantasy fans, and woodcraft enthusiasts on your gift list.

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  • Protecting the household

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Doug

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11/06/2021

"Well Crafted Detail"

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As I Expect from NOVICA Artisans......... NOTHING BUT THE BEST OF THE ARTISTS and NOVICA! EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP! If You cannot an item that speaks a purchase, you didnt look at the vast items offered!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

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

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

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