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Rinjani Ancestor Lombok Style Rinjani Tribe Wall Wood Mask Carved by Hand

Rinjani Ancestor Lombok Style Rinjani Tribe Wall Wood Mask Carved by Hand

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-270418

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.

This mask of impressive artistry is by Balinese artisan Gio. He replicates the art of the Rinjani people, who live around the live volcano of the same name on the island of Lombok. Gio carves the wall mask by hand of albesia wood, adding a butterfly on the forehead and finishing it with painted details.

  • materials: Albesia wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
12.25 in. H x 4.1 in. W x 1.6 in. D

Artisan Information

Gio

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I'm Subagio, though people called me Gio. I was born in Bali, the first of two children. Friends describe me as a simple, kind and honest guy. My parents sell handicrafts in Ubud, and most people in our town make albesia wood carvings with many different styles. We typically make tribal and primitive styles.

I have worked since I was six years old, by helping neighbors make orders. I learned by doing until I was eleven, and then I could carve wood myself and started peddling my own masterpieces. My father guided me to create a special process of finishing that makes the masks and sculptures look antique, and different from others. From my work, I was able to pay my own school fees until I finally graduated from senior high school. I'm happy I can help my parents and also buy food for our family .

After I graduated, I worked as a cook in a hotel for six years, and also spent three years as masseur. I took any job that I could, so I could help my parents buy food and help my siblings continue their studies at school.

I began to focus on carving, since there are many orders for home decor. I collaborate with my parents in making designs, although we have no shop. If there are no orders, we have to peddle our work in Ubud. We use wood as our material and combine acrylic paints and gilt to get the antique look. We just use traditional tools for this, like chisels, mallets, knives, brushes, and sanding paper.

I hope it you help me in expanding our sales, improving our product quality and also our income, since I really want to make my parents happy and proud.

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.

Shipping

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.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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