Hand-carved wood masks in Bali and Java
"My favorite piece is a mask with four faces that I designed as symbol of a Balinese family.""My name is Made Tresna, and I'm from Ubud, Bali. I grew up in an artistic environment - I was always in touch with many artists and artisans everyday. For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with woodcarving, an art form I have been practicing since childhood. My father taught me, and he is one of senior carvers in my village.
"I carved wood statuettes for some time, until I realized there were many people in my village doing the same themes. Searching for something new and different to carve, I realized I enjoyed carving masks in a more contemporary style. My favorite piece is a mask with four faces that I designed as symbol of a Balinese family. I named the mask 'Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut' – these are traditional Balinese names to refer to the first, second, third, and forth child born.
"In 1989 I married Wayan Lungid and now we have two children. I work hard to make a living and also to provide my children's education."
27 items by Made Tresna
10 Testimonials for Made Tresna
I purchased 3 masks for Christmas for my husband: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Wordless. The carefully wrapped masks came in 3 beautiful packages with handmade wooden bows. The artwork is absolutely exquisite! I am higly impressed with this artist's work and with Novica. I will definately order again. Thank you.
I ordered ""miss fan"" and the ""holy trinity"" from Mr. Tresna. There are no flaws in this man's work. You will not even want to hang up the masks at first, because you'll be too busy rubbing your hands / fingers over the smooth hibiscus. Mesmorising intricacies of Tresna's work are not really based on minut details. His details are simple, however his ATTENTION to each detail is thorough and well thought. This was my first purchase from Novica, i am overly satisfied. My guests that come over are briefly taken by the beauties of miss fan, then usually all attention goes to the holy trinity. So many wonderful conversations have started from his work. I will purchase from him again, but his other products have yet to outshine miss fan and the holy trinity, so i shall wait. Thank you Novica and thank you, Made... I am highly anticipating your next piece! Jeremy Jackson Freelance English Teacher Tokyo, Japan
Received my Hindu Divine Trinity and just want to say how pleased I am with it. The carving and beautiful finish on the wood is just amazing! Thank you so much!