Ceramic Serving Plate with Cultural Designs from India, "Tualen Snacks"
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Featuring an almond-like shape, this serving plate from Bali is handcrafted of fine ceramic. Its off-white base is delicately detailed with a cultural design located off-center, depicting Tualen. Tualen is an elderly punokawan clown featured as a servant of the hero in wayang shadow puppet performances. This kitchen accessory makes for excellent decor and is also great for serving snacks and hors d'ouevres.
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.