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Balinese Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Statuette, "Relaxing Buddha"

Ketut Seji, wife of the late Balinese artisan Ketut Taram, preserves her husband's legacy in this carving of a seated Buddha. Buddha's head rests upon... more

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Ketut Seji, wife of the late Balinese artisan Ketut Taram, preserves her husband's legacy in this carving of a seated Buddha. Buddha's head rests upon his hands, and a faint smile plays across his lips. The serene sculpture is carved and finished by hand, and signed by Ketut Seji.

  • 1.22 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • 25.5 cm H x 22 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 10" H x 8.75" W x 5" D

  • Suar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Made in Indonesia
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indonesiaicon info
  • Product ID: 226092
Seji Taram
Seji Taram

Bali and Java

Hand-carved sculptures

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Loi27

From Elk Grove, CA, USA

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Sep 16, 2017

Relaxing Buddha”

The relax and calmness that this statue brings about is wonderful.

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Michael

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Jan 09, 2018

Exquisite Buddha”

This is one of the most beautiful works of art I've ever seen!! Absolutely exquisite!!

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Renee

From NY NY

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Feb 17, 2017

This a beautiful piece”

I have never seen a Buddha like this and when I look at it it puts me in a peaceful state

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Youra

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Dec 21, 2016

great item”

beautifully handmade and true to the picture

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Janet

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Sep 01, 2016

A beautiful addition to our home.”

This relaxing Buddha is beautifully crafted and is a perfect size. I hold it every day and feel its calming presence. It has been much admired by family and friends. Thank you for creating this exquisite statuette.

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John

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Dec 18, 2017

Balinese Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Statuette”

Nicely carved and large size. You will not be disappointed.

Show case in my den.

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Paula

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Mar 23, 2024

Dragon Magic”

Beautiful craftsmanship: a lovely addition to my mantle.

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Virginia

From Escondido, California

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Jan 14, 2024

Absolutely beautiful.”

Dragon sits on a polished deep red polished table in my living room. Looks stunning. Piece is beautifully made and a pleasure to see.

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Ian

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Dec 21, 2023

Wonderful detail!”

This was a great gift for my son - - beautiful work. Thank you very much!

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Catherine Ryan

From California

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Dec 15, 2023

Extraordinary”

So beautifully hand-carved. This has been placed indoors above a window frame, beautifully embellishing it. Thank you.

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Robin

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Dec 12, 2023

Beautiful”

Love movement and detail

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Shelley

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Sep 07, 2023

Protector of my sons home.”

I sent this strong and handsome dragon to protect my son and his family. It is doing its job very well.

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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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