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Red Snowmen Four Batik Wadang Wood Snowman Ornaments from Java

Red Snowmen Four Batik Wadang Wood Snowman Ornaments from Java

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-314812

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.

Presented by Omi Setiawan, this set of four ornaments from Java adds a festive elegance to your holiday decor. Crafted of wadang wood in the shape of a happy snowman, each ornament is decorated on both sides with batik motifs in red after the style of kawung designs, which were traditionally reserved for royalty.

  • materials: Wadang wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Each: 3.6 in. H x 2.5 in. W x 0.4 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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