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Bird Lord Bird-Themed Batik Wood Mask from Java

Bird Lord Bird-Themed Batik Wood Mask from Java

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-353943

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

In tones of red, the face of a lord makes a regal addition to your home decor. Javanese artisan Omi Setiawan crafts this mask from albesia wood, featuring a bird that is hand-carved at the forehead. This mask is decorated using the batik method, where the wood is painted by hand with a wax resist before colorful dyes are applied. Traditional kawung motifs are visible on the mask's forehead, nose, and cheeks.

  • materials: Albesia wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Handcrafted batik art--colors and pattern placement will vary
7 in. L x 5 in. W x 2.6 in. D

Artisan Information

Omi Setiawan

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I'm Omi Agus Setiawan. I was born in 1974 in Central Java. Our area is steeped in the history of ancient Hindu empires of the Srivijaya and Majapahit eras, and there are several very old Hindu temples scattered in and around the regency. I'm the eldest of five children and our parents make and sell handicrafts.

I started learn about them myself when I worked in a handicraft gallery. I saw real opportunities in this art and decided to focus on our traditional Javanese batik on wood.

"I'm a married man with a daughter and a son. Having children means I have to be more responsible for my little family and more focused on our needs.

"We are once in very difficult financial conditions when we have to live with my wife's parents but, after we set up our workshop, we were able to move into a house of our own only four years later.

"I work with the help of my family, and am able to give work to three other artisans. I do the designing. I follow the trends on the Internet, then I adapt them to our Javanese culture and the traditional batik process. I use carving solder to stamp some of the motifs on wood, but then the process is continued by applying wax by hand. The wood is then immersed in dye and, finally, it is boiled to remove the wax. This process is repeated for each color we use."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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