Artisan Handmade Acacia Wood Mask Indonesian Barong Sai, "Barong Sai"
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This magnificent mask, a depiction of the Balinese demon Barong Sai is hand carved from beautiful acacia wood in stunning detail. Barong Sai in Bali is a demon head that is sometimes hung on a front door to ward off evil spirits. Indonesian artisan Nyoman Subrata designs and crafts this mask with truly awesome skill, with every tiny detail and carving rendered from the acacia wood for rich realism.
- 1.67 kgs
- 3.7 lbs
- Mask: 31.5 cm H x 27 cm W x 13 cm D
- Mask: 12.5" H x 10.75" W x 5" D
Subrata has been a master carver for many years. He is one of the original Novica artisans and now provides work to other artisans at his carving workshop. He has trained his daughter, Indrawati, in all aspects of his business and she will keep the workshop going when Subrata no longer is able to.
Nyoman Subrata has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $2600. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials he needs, such as various woods.