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Watching Gecko Suar Wood Sculpture

Watching Gecko Suar Wood Sculpture

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-269510

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 charming sculpture is presented by Citra. Featuring a detailed gecko resting atop a rounded stone, this piece is hand carved from local suar wood by Indonesian artisans, who work carefully to tease out the impressive design.

  • Suar wood
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Indonesia

Due to the handmade nature of this item, color and size may vary slightly.

Artisan Information

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I was born into a wood carving family in Bali. People have told me I'm friendly, funny, self-sufficient and fearless.

My hometown, Ubud, is rich in culture, arts and ideas. 'I've liked Bali dancing and traditional musical instruments ever since I was in elementary school, when I used to dance and play instruments for money. Besides performing, I also made crafts and worked in my father's shop.

After graduating in Denpasar, I got married and had two children – a daughter and son. My husband is a kind person who supports my dreams, allowing me to seek skill training to build my talents. When my husband's business went bankrupt, I was able to help our little family.

Becoming a mother was a memorable moment for me. I've matured, become wiser and more frugal, and I think about my children's future. Now I really understand how hard it was for my mother to raise us.

My father taught me to create and design. I learned by observing my father's workers as they did wood carving and crafted furniture. I'll never forget my dad's words. He said, 'Be a risk taker. Don't be afraid to fail in business. You have to be self-sufficient and believe that every person has their own fortune. People will not look down on you if you succeed.'

While creating, I'm inspired by the rich art and culture of Bali and Lombok. My favorite art is ate grass-weaving, which is challenging, but very satisfying. I use ate grass and wood to make my creations. Currently, 25 of my father's workers are helping me. We only use manual tools like knives, chisels, mallets, saws and sandpaper. The one feature that makes my creations different from others is the finish.

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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