Artisan Handmade Wayang Gareng Ceramic Platter from Bali, "Gareng Server"
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Traditionally depicted with crooked arms and sore feet, Gareng is one of the comic figures of Indonesian wayang shadow puppetry. Appearing in the retelling of the Hindu epic Ramayana, his character is honest and witty, creating puns to make the audience laugh. He stands in shadow puppet position on Putu Oka Mahendra's platter, crafted from ceramic in a natural white color.
Putu Oka Mahendra has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.