Handmade Buddha in the Forest Wood relief panel (Indonesia)

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Handmade Buddha in the Forest Wood relief panel (Indonesia)

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Seated in a forest clearing, Buddha meditates beneath rustling branches. In the background, tall volcanoes look out to sea. Ketut Sandi carves a beautiful portrait of the master, setting the scene on the island of Bali. Kepelan wood lends its lovely grain to the signed relief panel.

Product Features
  • Dimension :22.25" H x 23.5" W x 1.4" D
  • Weight :5.17
  • Colors :Brown
  • Assembled
  • Material :Kepelan wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in :Indonesia

Story behind the art :The artistry of I Ketut Sandi has been featured in numerous periodicals and on Oxygen TV. Every time I think about my childhood, I remember that what I really wanted to do was what I am doing now. But because times were hard, I tried to learn how to do other things, like painting and normal statue carving - all to be able to make ends meet. In the end, however, what finally worked for me was to make my chess tables. It is always our dreams and our belief in life that give us the best results, no matter how difficult the dream or how sore our feet get during the journey. I started to learn how to carve in 1968 and began my full-time apprenticeship in 1981. I studied under a master carver who taught me how to be more creative, even with ordinary figures. His creativity sparked my own; it was then that I had the idea to create chess sets, not only in the Western style, but also in a style that reflected Balinese culture. I tried to sell my chess tables at art fairs, but couldn't make enough money to support my family. So I tried to sell them on my own, walking up and down the streets of nearby villages. After a while of hard times and sore feet, I was introduced to Novica. I was very happy because the people at Novica were appreciative of my ideas. Soon, I was able to take care of my family, send my children to school, and focus on making even better quality carvings. I have now spent 17 years of my life crafting chess sets, and finally consider my efforts a success. My wife, Wayan Putri, and 15 helpers now work with me to create these sets. We all learn together and work together happily, and continue to invent new designs.


The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

Imported
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Item #: 33208918

Specifications

Style
Modern & Contemporary
Material
Teak
Accent Type
Religious
Assembly
Assembled
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Brown
Commercial
Yes
Handmade
Worldstock
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
1.4 In. X 23.5 In. X 22.25 In.
Model Number
91467

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