Balinese Handcrafted Hindu Theme Decorative Box, "Portrait of Subali"
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Carved from crocodile wood and painted by hand, this diminutive box depicts Subali amid birds and flowers. Gung Gus creates the lovely design. The Hindu epic Ramayana tells how Sugriwa and his brother Subali bathed in the enchanted lake of the forest, thus turning into monkeys and becoming kings of different kingdoms. They helped Rama rescue Sita from the evil king Rahwana.
Gung Gus has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $350 and the most recent for $1250. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints for the production of his new designs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.