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Bone and leather pendant necklace, 'White Dragon Guardian' - Hand Carved White Dragon Pendant & Leather Cord Necklace Curate

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Hand Carved White Dragon Pendant & Leather Cord Necklace, "White Dragon Guardian"

The recurrent theme of dragons in Balinese art underscores the legendary... more

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The recurrent theme of dragons in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity as the guardian of the gods. Therefore, in Bali, dragons are considered protective creatures. Made Wardika carves the intricate image of bone. It is worn on a necklace of dark brown leather.

  • 13 grams
  • 0.46 oz
  • Cord length: 34 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
  • Cord length: 13.5" min L - x 27.5" max L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 7.5 cm L x 2.6 cm W x 0.6 cm D
  • Pendant: 3" L x 1" W x 0.2" D

  • Cow bone, leather cord, stainless steel bale
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Length is adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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Wardika comes from a village that specializes in bone carving, a traditional Balinese art that has been passed from generation to generation. When he was eighteen, he began to work as a bone carver and determined that he would become a master carver. Every day, he carefully studied and copied the techniques of the best carvers until he became their equal. Today, he earns a living and proudly supports his family with the sales of his unique carvings. He is able to give work to others in his community and hopes to teach this art to the next generation.

Wardika began working at the age of eight, first painting and then carving exquisite images in bone. He sat for days on end to do his work and, as a result, has developed health problems. About two years, ago he began to have trouble with his spinal nerve. He was only able to stand or walk for minutes at a time and this left him unable to work. Therapy and natural healing have eased the condition but he has developed a phobia about soft mattresses. He will only sleep on very hard mattresses as he is afraid of becoming paralyzed and permanently disabled. He draws strength from his family, works at therapy and struggles to return to normal while fighting an ongoing battle with his phobia.

Wardika was a street vendor with an unpredictable income until he joined Novica and shoppers discovered his unique work. Now his Novica sales provide a stable income and he is able to employ artisan assistants to help produce his jewelry.

Wardika provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.

Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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06/16/2016

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"Beautiful pendant!"

I love the details on this dragon pendant. I gave it to my brother who is born in the year of the dragon and he loves it! Thank you to Made Wardika for creating such a wonderful pendant.

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  • Best for wearing against a dark shirt for beautiful contrast

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  • Occasion: birthday

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06/17/2016

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"gorgeous pendant!"

I bought this for my daughter who loves dragons. She loves it! It's so beautiful and intricate. It's such a beautiful and unique necklace.

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  • Occasion: birthday

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06/21/2016

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"White Dragon Guardian Necklace"

I find it very interesting in the ability to create such beautiful carved detail using bone. This artisan does many artistic pieces using this method which I absolutely love. Not something you see regularly. I've purchased a few of his pieces and love them all.

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08/07/2016

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"LOVE my dragon pendant!!"

This is a gorgeous dragon pendant, and is actually a little larger than I thought it would be. This wasn't an issue for me because I still love it and have just worn it for the first time...truly stunning!

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11/02/2016

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"SPECTACULAR"

This carved bone dragon pendant is a work of art. The artistry and intricacy defy imagination. It's a large piece and never fails to gather compliments, yet it's lightweight and very easy to wear. It's so versatile, I have mixed it with casual clothes and then changed to a silver chain for dressier occasions as well. I wish to thank Made Warlike for all the talent and care he poured into the creation of this very special dragon.

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Dragon bone carved statement unique
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  • Versatile, works with many styles

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02/15/2017

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"Love it"

This dragon was purchased as a gift for my daughter. It is beautifully carved and bigger than I expected. I love it and so does she.

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detailed carving

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  • Occasion: Valentine's Day

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08/19/2017

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"Product recieved"

Hello,first off the speed of delivery and the comunication from the seller was perfect (probably one of the best i ever saw ) It arrived in around 4-5 days well paqued (thou the paquage was slightly crushed at one side) There was a card from the seller and some extras quite nice . But trouble start with the pendant itself : First the product was curved and not a little bit ,granted for a bone product it's hard to make it perfect straight . But the curvature is quite prononced and it's curves outward (making it even more ovious) Another smal negative point is the colors is less white then on the picture it's more of a yellow white instead of a pure white. In total the delivery and communication was amazing,but the product was les quality then expected thou somewhat acseptable considering it's a bone product

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  • Occasion: anniversary

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09/28/2017

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"Work of Art"

This is a beautifully and intricately carved piece. A little larger than expected, it is still lovely.

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10/05/2017

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"Fun! "

What a fun and intricately beautifullly carved peice !!! Very affordable. The dragon lover friend of mine truly cherishes this peice.

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  • Occasion: Christmas

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01/05/2018

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"A beautiful necklace to wear with casual clothing."

Beautilful Pendant, outstanding carving. A way to let Westerners know that the dragon is a positive and protective force in Eastern cultures.

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Casual. Statement bold white.

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03/23/2018

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"Wonderful Gift"

Bought this item as a Christmas/Birthday gift (to come) for my nephew, who likes all things dragon. Have not yet given it to him --- may even decide to keep it for myself! The carving is very detailed and intricate, but the back is smooth, and the cord is adjustable, so will be the perfect length for anyoccasion. I am well-pleased with this as a gift and the price was really GREAT!!

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03/26/2018

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"this is just gorgeous i love it"

its beautiful and i love it ,the packaging is nice and i really look forward to picking my next treasure,which will become an heirloom for my daughter

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04/02/2018

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"Beautifully carved!"

I purchased this piece because I'm very fond of the dragon motif, and this carved dragon didn't disappoint. The carving is lovely. However, it came on a thin double brown leather cord (unlike the photo online) that is very short without an obvious way to open it, and it's impossible to get it over my head. I'll have to cut it and put it on a different cord or chain. This is why I didn't give the piece 5 stars.

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07/24/2018

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"GORGEOUS"

I bought this as a gift for my daughter as a "you're doing a great job, I'm proud of you gift" and she LOVES it. She keeps picking it up and looking at it and admiring the wonderful detail and the personality of the dragon. Truly a beautiful piece of wearable art. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world and I look forward to acquiring another piece from you in the future. Warmest Regards, Chris R.

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07/31/2018

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"Beautiful carving. A true work of art!"

This pendant exceeded all my expectations. The carving is intricate and very high quality. Beautiful colour which will only get better with use. I highly recommend this artisan.

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Dragon Bone Carving Handmade
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07/31/2018

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"Bought this for my mom. She collects dragons."

Light-weight. Really a beautiful piece!

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  • Perfect over anything
  • tee-shirts, sweaters
  • Really pretty

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11/24/2018

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"Beautiful Work"

The detail is wonderful. It is truly a work of art.

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02/06/2019

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"Guardian Dragon necklace "

Really unique & special piece. Intricately carved with great detail. I love dragon jewelry and this piece is completely outstanding. One request would be to use a different cord, softer & a bit thicker, perhaps crocheted.

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Bold & outstanding
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  • To wear around my neck

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"The Wow Factor"

This is so beautiful. The carving is exquisite. So delicate and such rich detail. I recommend this Artist highly!! Thank you so much!

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02/09/2019

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"Beautiful piece of art and functional accessory "

I?m simply amazed by the quality and appreciate the details and craftsmanship. Definitely a better experience than buying something mass manufactured by machines.

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Dragon pendant
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Bone and leather pendant necklace, White Dragon Guardian

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Meet the Artist
Made Wardika

Carved bone and leather jewelry

Bali and Java
2 artist reviews

2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

Fred

Southern Oregon

Executed in bone this pendent is one of the nicest I have seen. Not just on NOVICA but in my travels around Asia.

Paulette

Love his work and fine details!
 
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