Hand Carved Bamboo Root and Wood Duck Weathered Sculpture, "Attentive Duck"
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Standing tall with attentive eyes, this duck seems to come alive through the admirable artistry of Bali's Supriyanto. He carves the body from bamboo root, and the head and legs from acacia wood. He uses sequins for the glistening eyes in a sculpture with a red weathered finish.
Ducks play a vital role in the ecology of wet-rice agriculture in Java as in Bali. The ducks are herded into the fields well prior to harvest time to eat algae and insect pests, as well as fertilize the fields with their droppings. It is important to keep them away from ripening fields though, so that they do not eat the rice itself!