Handmade Wood Turtles Bookends, "Turtles Like to Read"
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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.
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.
"Beautiful Bali Art"
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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