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Unique Wood Dragon Sculpture, "Guardian of the Home"

Baring fierce fangs, a powerful dragon displays his strength. Three menacing... more

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Baring fierce fangs, a powerful dragon displays his strength. Three menacing heads arise from its sinuously coiled body. Highly respected in Indonesia, dragons are believed to be the guardians of the gods. Seji Taram carves the mythical creature from Balinese suar wood. This dragon fiercely protects the sanctity of the home.

  • 2.12 kgs
  • 4.7 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 30 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 11.75" W x 6" D

  • Suar wood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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William

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04/07/2022

"Guardian of the House Wood Sculpture - Magnificent"

This wood sculpture, Guardian of the Home, is simply awesome. It is a beautiful piece I bought as a gift for my girl who loves dragons. She was blown away by how beautiful it is and also how large it is. Excellent craftsmanship!

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  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Nadia

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06/30/2022

"Well made"

Simple design but beautifully crafted. Looks great in my meditation/yoga space.

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Ellen

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06/25/2022

"Beautiful"

Ive always wanted to display the OM symbol in my home because it reminds me to meditate and I also think the symbol is beautiful in itself, even if one doesnt realize what it represents. The finish is a lovely brown in warm tones.

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Karin M

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06/13/2022

"Beautiful addition to home decor"

This was a gift and the reciptiant loved it!

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Susan

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06/12/2022

"stunning!"

Beautifully crafted! A real treasure!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: birthday

Reiko

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04/14/2022

"Put balance in your life"

The craftermanship on this piece is awesome. A beautiful addition to my h(om)e.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

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

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

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