Wood display doll, "Miss Bali"
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Wearing jeweled earrings and a frangipani blossom in her hair, this delightful lady is a picture of femininity. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya crafts a doll from crocodile wood, sculpting a serenely beautiful face and eloquent hands and feet. She wears a gown of cotton ikat cloth. The word means "to knot" in the Malaysian language, and the threads are tie-dyed before weaving. The doll can be posed in a variety of positions; it can be displayed alone or on a base.
- 0.38 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- Doll: 50 cm H x 40 cm W x 7 cm D
- Doll: 19.75" H x 15.75" W x 2.8" D
- Folded: 14 cm H x 13 cm W x 13 cm D
- Folded: 5.5" H x 5" W x 5" D
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.