Bali & Java
'Floral Visage' Hidden Box
Roses bloom on a serene feminine face. The beautiful woman smiles seductively as a monarch butterfly poses briefly on the blossom. Semarajaya's original design pleads the cause of the migratory insects whose sanctuaries are being destroyed around the world. "Peace requires that people and nature live in harmony", is the artisan's message.
Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya sculpts the form from crocodile wood, a white, relatively hard wood. Carvings usually have a very smooth finish — making them look a little like ivory. He paints the smooth features by hand. Lined in velvet, the box stores jewelry and keepsakes.
- This is a unique handcrafted item. Woodgrain or color may slightly vary.
- H 4.7 x L 3.2 x D 3.2 in
- 0.3 lbs
The artisan behind ...
"Tuesday, October 26, 1976 was a happy day for GustMade Sangging and his wife GustMade Endri. That is the day I was born in a remote village in Bali, the fourth of six children. My parents were farmers who could hardly invest in their children's studies ... read more
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