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Hand-Carved Bone Nativity Sculpture from Bali, "Birth of Jesus"

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Realized with beautifully flowing robes and an impressive attention to detail, Joseph and Mary share their love for baby Jesus, hand-carved into a single piece of bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates this stunning nativity sculpture, which is displayed atop a base of suar wood.

  • 0.24 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 8 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 3.1" W x 3.9" D

  • Cow bone, suar wood base
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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 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.

Made Wardika has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $4000.

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 striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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"A Beautiful, Unique, Expertly Carved Bone Statuett"

I love this beautifully carved bone Holy Family statuette by Made Wardika. I had admired his expertly crafted bone jewelry and statuettes and so suggested to him, through Novica Customer Service, that he create a carved bone statuette of the Christmas nativity and/or the Holy Family. I was so thrilled to find that he actually did that and that this lovely piece was selling so well that I had to put my purchase on backorder. I hope Made will create more statuettes and jewelry about the Christmas story, especially as the holidays are approaching.

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"Beautiful Item"

Very intricately carved and beautifully finished nativity item!

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"very well carved"

This is wonderful, certainly an item I will never tire of. Exciting talent in this piece. Love it

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"A Beautiful Carved Sculpture"

I was very amazed with the attention to detail that Made Wardika placed in this sculpture of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus. It is a very beautiful carved sculpture that I proudly display in our home. The package containing it was also very well packed.

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2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

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Fred

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

Love his work and fine details!
 
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