Hand Made Cultural Wood Mask, "Barong III"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
The Barong mask is a critical part of the Barong dance, one of Bali's most important religious traditions. The Barong is a benevolent deity, and one of the most important in the Hindu Balinese pantheon. He often descends during religious ceremonies and enters the body of a medium. The medium falls into a trance and dances the Barong dance. Hand-carved from crocodile wood.
Subrata has been a master carver for many years. He is one of the original Novica artisans and now provides work to other artisans at his carving workshop. He has trained his daughter, Indrawati, in all aspects of his business and she will keep the workshop going when Subrata no longer is able to.
Nyoman Subrata has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $2600. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials he needs, such as various woods.