Wood backgammon set, "Lion Meets Bull"
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With ferocious expressions, a bull and a lion prepare to meet on the battlefield. They guard a lavishly sculpted box that opens to reveal a backgammon board. Ketut Sandi carves the kepelan wood box and each piece by hand, creating the playing field with wood inlays. The disks and dice are sculpted from sono wood.
- 1.77 kgs
- 3.9 lbs
- Open: 58 cm H x 50.5 cm W x 4 cm D
- Open: 22.75" H x 20" W x 1.6" D
- Closed: 29.5 cm H x 50.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D
- Closed: 11.5" H x 20" W x 3.3" D
- Dice: 1.7 cm H x 1.7 cm W x 1.7 cm D
- Dice: 0.7" H x 0.7" W x 0.7" D
- Disks: 2.4 cm Diam.
- Disks: 0.9" Diam.
Ketut Sandi has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1200 and the most recent for $1200. Proceeds were used to stock up on the wood he needs for his hand-carved artistry.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.