Cotton and Wood Decorative Doll, "Cat Who Loves Nature"
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Deep green eyes gaze far away as a cat communes with nature. Delicately painted by hand, flowers and butterflies adorn his face and a beautiful young woman is observed by a feral kitten. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya explores the feline psyche in a beautiful doll, crafted by hand. Carved from crocodile wood and dressed in handloomed ikat cloth, the kitty can be posed in a variety of positions.
"Ikat" means "to knot" in the Malaysian language, and the threads are dyed in random patterns before weaving.
- 0.46 kgs
- 1.0 lbs
- Doll: 52 cm H x 40 cm W x 7.5 cm D
- Doll: 20.5" H x 15.75" W x 3" D
- Folded: 25 cm H x 12 cm W x 10 cm D
- Folded: 9.75" H x 4.7" W x 3.9" D
In addition to supporting his three children, Gusti also cares for a foster child.
Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in wood and additional labor for production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gusti now has artisan assistants who help with the hand-painting of his designs. Each of these assistants works from home.
Gusti pays for the education of his three children and his foster child.