Hand Carved Theatrical Mask, "Storyteller"
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Mijil the storyteller is personified in an impressive hibiscus wood mask by Nyoman Naranata. Mijil is a character in the Arja or drama dance; his role is to provide the prologue to the ensuing performance. The dance includes regional folklore, singing, and comedy. The characters speak a special language associated with the Balinese high caste and it is then translated for the audience through the amusing antics of clowns. The stories are inspired by classical romances set in the ancient kingdom of East Java.
Hibiscus wood exhibits colors ranging from white to light gray, dark gray or even black heartwood. This natural occurrence can rarely be replicated, making each carving exceptionally unique. Please expect slight differences in wood grain color and distribution patterns. Theme and artistic quality remain the same.
- 0.10 kgs
- 0.2 lbs
- 13.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
- 5.25" H x 6" W x 3.9" D
- Hibiscus wood
- Signed by the artist
- Free Gift Wrap? No
- Premium Gift Wrap? No
- Made in Indonesia.
- Ships fast from USA.
Nyoman Naranata has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $400.01. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and to hire carvers to join him.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.