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Bone Dangle Earrings of a Sibetan Woman from Bali, "Sibetan Woman"

Balinese artisan Made Wardika hand-carves pieces of bone to depict the portrait... more

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Balinese artisan Made Wardika hand-carves pieces of bone to depict the portrait of a woman in a pair of dangle earrings. Says the artisan, the earrings represent a woman from Sibetan, characterized by feathers and elegant designs in her hair. Sibetan is part of Bali's Karangasem district, where the active volcano Mount Agung rests. The earrings dangle from stainless steel hooks.

  • 10 grams
  • 0.35 oz
  • 7.2 cm H x 2.2 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • 2.8" H x 0.9" W x 0.2" D

  • Cow bone, stainless steel hooks
  • Hook earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • High polish finish
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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Wardika comes from a village that specializes in bone carving, a traditional Balinese art that has been passed from generation to generation. When he was eighteen, he began to work as a bone carver and determined that he would become a master carver. Every day, he carefully studied and copied the techniques of the best carvers until he became their equal. Today, he earns a living and proudly supports his family with the sales of his unique carvings. He is able to give work to others in his community and hopes to teach this art to the next generation.

Wardika began working at the age of eight, first painting and then carving exquisite images in bone. He sat for days on end to do his work and, as a result, has developed health problems. About two years, ago he began to have trouble with his spinal nerve. He was only able to stand or walk for minutes at a time and this left him unable to work. Therapy and natural healing have eased the condition but he has developed a phobia about soft mattresses. He will only sleep on very hard mattresses as he is afraid of becoming paralyzed and permanently disabled. He draws strength from his family, works at therapy and struggles to return to normal while fighting an ongoing battle with his phobia.

Wardika was a street vendor with an unpredictable income until he joined Novica and shoppers discovered his unique work. Now his Novica sales provide a stable income and he is able to employ artisan assistants to help produce his jewelry.

Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.

Made provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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"My new earrings "

This is a truly beautiful and well crafted item. A lot of talent was used in making these earrings. Nancy

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"Gorgeous earrings"

These earrings are so beautiful I love them they will be a beautiful addition to my Novice collections Thank you so much for making them.

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  • Awesome earrings

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"Elegant and beautifully crafted"

These earrings are elegant and beautifully crafted. Lighter weight than I expected which makes them comfortable to wear. Among my favorite of many Novica pieces I cherish.

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fanciful elegant ivory-like

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Bone dangle earrings, Sibetan Woman

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Made Wardika

Meet the Artist
Made Wardika

Carved bone and leather jewelry

Bali and Java
2 artist reviews

2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

Fred

Southern Oregon

Executed in bone this pendent is one of the nicest I have seen. Not just on NOVICA but in my travels around Asia.

Paulette

Love his work and fine details!
 
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