Hand Made Indonesian Ceramic Teapot, "Buddha and the Ruby Elephant"
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In Southeast Asia it is said that when Buddha's mother was about to give birth, she dreamt a white elephant came to her offering a lotus, symbol of purity and knowledge. When Buddha is depicted riding an elephant, it is believe it will bring good luck and health. Putu Oka Mahendra transforms legend into a mesmerizing ceramic teapot featuring a rattan handle.
- 0.50 kgs
- 1.1 lbs
- 20 cm H x 18 cm W x 9 cm D
- 7.75" H x 7" W x 3.5" D
- 800 ml
- 27 oz.
Putu Oka Mahendra has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.