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Product ID: 102030

Handmade Wood Turtles Bookends, "Turtles Like to Read"

byGusti Ngurah Semarajaya: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (148)
Dressed in handloomed tie-dyed ikat cloth, two cheerful sea turtles work as... more

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Dressed in handloomed tie-dyed ikat cloth, two cheerful sea turtles work as bookends. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya carves the colorful readers from crocodile wood, painting them with tropical fish and coral. The dolls can be posed in a variety of positions as they sit on iron bases.

  • 1.00 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 23.5 cm H x 20 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 9.25" H x 7.75" W x 4.7" D

  • Crocodile wood, iron and 100% cotton
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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148

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08/12/2019

"Beautiful Bali Art"

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Love these hand painted turtles! They make a great gift or conversation piece. They arrived surprisingly quickly and beautifully packaged. Ive placed them conspicuously in my home so I can admire them often.

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Turtles Like to Read, Handmade Wood Turtles Bookends

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04/19/2021

"Beautiful work"

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The mystique of this mask is enchanting. It holds a special place with me through admiration.

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04/17/2021

"Beautiful!"

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I love the beautiful artwork on these ornaments.

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03/25/2021

"My favorite artist"

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I love all the masks this artists does. I keep checking back to see if hes added more. The craftsmanship is exceptional, as is the painting. They are the pride of my mask collection. Hopefully he will be adding more like this in the future.

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Butterfly Smile, Hand Carved Hibiscus Wood Floral and Butterfly Mask

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03/12/2021

"Absolutely Lovely"

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Beautiful and an amazing value. I look forward to putting them on gifts or hanging them on my tree next year. (I may have to buy more for both reasons. Ornaments make such a great bow for a Christrmas gift. Another gift in itself. Thanks, Novica!

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02/27/2021

"Wood statuette, Forest Spirits"

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This was a gift for my daughter and her husband for their 5th wedding anniversary, which is traditionally crafted from wood. Its beautifully made and she loved it.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in wood and additional labor for production.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Gusti now has artisan assistants who help with the hand-painting of his designs. Each of these assistants works from home.

In addition to supporting his three children, Gusti also cares for a foster child.

Gusti pays for the education of his three children and his foster child.

 
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