Balinese Mermaid Theme Carved Wood Backgammon Set, "Mermaid Marriage"
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With graceful bodies intertwined, a pair of mermaids exchange a kiss. Their hair swirls like seaweed in ocean currents. Ketut Sandi creates a backgammon set in tribute to their undersea romance. The images in low relief adorn a cempaka wood box, which opens to reveal the game board with playing pieces and dice.
- 2.20 kgs
- 4.9 lbs
- Open: 3.9 cm H x 48 cm W x 50 cm D
- Open: 1.5" H x 19" W x 19.75" D
- Closed: 25 cm H x 48 cm W x 7.8 cm D
- Closed: 9.75" H x 19" W x 3.1" D
- Dice: 1.7 cm H x 1.7 cm W x 1.7 cm D
- Dice: 0.7" H x 0.7" W x 0.7" D
- Handles: 7 cm H x 17 cm W x 3 cm D
- Handles: 2.8" H x 6.75" W x 1.2" D
- Playing pieces: 0.5 cm H x 2.4 cm Diam.
- Playing pieces: 0.2" H x 0.9" Diam.
Ketut Sandi has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to stock up on the wood he needs for his hand-carved artistry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.