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Unique Wood Dragon Sculpture from Indonesia, "Dragon with Pearl Ball"

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The legend of the dragon and the pearl inspires Seji Taram as he carves a... more

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The legend of the dragon and the pearl inspires Seji Taram as he carves a sculpture of powerful beauty. Kinabalu the dragon guarded a grand pearl that the Chinese Emperor desired. He sent Wee Ping and Wee San to get the pearl to retrieve it, and Wee San plotted a way to trick the dragon and steal the pearl by waiting until Kinabalu went out for food. Then the brothers would fly to the top of the mountain on a kite, take the pearl and replace it with a fake. However, Kinabalu wasn't fooled, and he went after the brothers, who were now on their ship. As the dragon approached, Wee San ordered the dragon be shot with the cannon and Kinabalu, thinking the cannon ball was his precious pearl, swallowed it and died. Wee Ping lied and said it had been him who had come up with the plan, and that it was he, not his brother, who managed to steal it from the dragon. Wee San wanted no more trouble over the silly pearl, so he said nothing and left China. Eventually he became the happy ruler of the Brunei. Wee Ping was not so lucky, for his lying brought him nothing but sadness.

  • 0.73 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 22.3 cm H x 12 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 4.7" W x 5.5" D

  • Suar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
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01/25/2020

"Extraordinary detail"

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I have purchased several dragons each with incredible detail and visual realism. I love these carvings and exhibit them with pride. Thank you so much for these amazing examples of your work and skill - George

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02/25/2021

"Powerful"

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This Winged Dragon fit in with all of the other dragons we have in our collection. This piece is powerful in its presence as it is beautiful in its rendering.

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Unique yet beautiful!

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  • It has been added to our dragon collection

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02/08/2021

"Simply WOW"

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Excellent handwork, my salute to the artist. Thank you for lovely art

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02/01/2021

"A striking new Dragon!——————————————————————————-"

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I have a “thing” for dragons! I seem to gravitate to big ones, small ones and everything inbetween. I fell in love with this one in your catalogue and was very pleased with it when it arrived. The craftsmanship is excellent. I like to support hand-craftspeople and am enjoying my new addition to my collection.

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01/31/2021

"part of my dragon collection"

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one of 3 dragon carvings that I own -- would recommend for any who enjoy dragons

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01/30/2021

"This is a valued member of my creature guardians"

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People come to my home (at least before the pandemic) and comment on the workmanship - all very positive!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Today, Seji is a strong female figure who heads a successful carving workshop. But in the days after her husband died, this future was far from guaranteed. With the carving skills she learned from her husband, Seji embraced her new reality with determination and commitment. As a result, she has not only been able to provide for her son, but now employs several other female artisans in her workshop.

Seji learned to carve from her husband. Sadly, he passed away and she was left to support herself and two children. Before he died, her husband urged her to be strong and become her own woman. She has done so and has grown their workshop. She now gives work to other carvers, and two women hand-finish the sculptures.

Seji learned to carve from her late husband. Their workshop continues to produce his designs and also the ones Seji has developed. She teaches her assistants to carve and carefully instructs her finishers in how to refine each detail of the sculptures.

Novica sales provide Seji with a steady income that has enabled her to grow her workshop. She is able to not only support her son but to provide steady wages to her workers, enabling them to support themselves and their families.

Seji Taram has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $2500. Proceeds were used to hire people to help in his workshop.

Since the death of her husband, Seji has not only survived — she has managed to thrive. She has grown her workshop and is now able to offer work to other artisans in her community.

Seji Taram is a widow. Her daughter is grown, Seji is raising her young son alone.

Seji is determined to give her son the best possible education.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

 
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