Bali & Java
Lovewood Suar Wood
Face to face, a couple kneels in a kiss; their sinuous bodies suggest one shared heart. Made Wirata captures the force of the lovers' passion in a suar wood image.
- This is a unique handcrafted piece. Wood grain and color can vary slightly
- H 11.75 x L 5.5 x D 2.2 in
- 1.2 lbs
The artisan behind ...
Wirata's family has been dedicated to this art for generations.
When he finished elementary school, he apprenticed with his uncle, who taught him to carve traditional images. In 1993, his interest in art lead him to learn from a cousin how the carving of modern statuettes. Wirata began to sell his work in order to sustain his studies and now several galleries in Bali are collecting his creations ... read more