Availability: In Stock
$65.39 $122.22

  • Size: 7.75" H x 6.25" W x 3.2" D

  • Authentic: an original NOVICA artisan handcrafted fair trade product.

  • Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.

  • Exceptional Artisan Quality by Subrata Family - crafted with care to be treasured for years to come.

  • Product info: Crocodile wood

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    About this item: A young dancer is crowned with frangipani blossoms, her elaborate headdress part of the Legong costume. Nyoman Subrata sculpts this extraordinary mask from crocodile wood and paints it by hand with vivid detail. The Legong probably originated in the 19th century as royal entertainment, and it is said that the prince of Sukwati fell ill and had a vivid dream in which two maidens danced to gamelan music. When he recovered, he arranged for such dances to be performed in reality.

    About our Artist: Nyoman Subrata was taught to carve by his brother. 'The traditional forms and poses are of strong beauty and fine workmanship, which inspired me to learn this style. My favorite themes to work on are characters in religious mythology, because they offer a variety of ways for an artist to express creativity and style. What I wish now is to continue upholding the values of those who taught and inspired me, while being able to continue taking very good care of my family and my woodcarving group.'...

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