Handmade Indonesian Suar Wood Mask from Bali, "Cili"
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This handmade suar wood mask direct from Bali artisan Nyoman Subrata is just as beautiful as the goddess it was carved to represent. Cili, which literally means "small and beautiful", is a symbol of beauty and fertility in Indonesia and is meant to represent Sri, the goddess of rice and fertility. This intricate, hand carved mask is made from rich suar wood with unique wood grain.
- 0.61 kgs
- 1.3 lbs
- 24 cm H x 21.5 cm W x 6 cm D
- 9.5" H x 8.5" W x 2.4" D
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.
"Beautifully Made Art from a Beautiful Country"
This mask is made with such care and exacting detail, that it makes me feel the warmth of Bali all over again.
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