Wood display doll, "Mr Bali"
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His hair tied up in the tradition head scarf, this doll portrays a Balinese man. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya sculpts the head, hands and feet of crocodile wood, achieving charming detail with acrylic paints. He dresses the figure in cotton ikat cloth. The word means "to knot" in the Malaysian language, and the threads are tie-dyed in before weaving. The doll can be posed in a variety of positions; it can be displayed alone or on a base.
- 0.42 kgs
- 0.9 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.