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Product ID: 131728

Hand Carved Wood Dragon Sculpture, "Winged Dragon"

bySeji Taram: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (238)
The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary... more

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The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity in their culture, a motif that has not escaped the artistic eye of Seji Taram. Believed to be the guardian of the gods, this baby suar wood dragon with wings fiercely protects the sanctity of the home.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 13 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 6" H x 5" W x 3.2" D

  • Suar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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238

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04/06/2017

"Touched My Heart"

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Seji Taram's talent and her story touched my heart. Her husband would be proud of how she is carrying on his legacy, and she is a wonderful artist in her own right. My Winged Dragon is so beautifully carved in such exquisite detail. I love it. And I love that she signed it, and her signature will remind me that we can survive loss and move forward in life. Thank you, Seji Taram, you are amazing!

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02/11/2017

"Balinese Dragon"

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I am absolutely Pleased with this Dragon!! The craftsmanship is second to none!! It is Beautiful!! The picture does not do It justice!! The attention to detail is unparalleled!! I Love It!!! I Will be ordering more things from this artist and others!! Thank You so Much!!

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Spectacular Art Piece

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Boyfriend
  • Occasion: Just because!

Ray

From Upper Freehold / New Jersey / United States

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06/19/2019

"Outstanding Statuette"

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Delightfully intricate work evokes the power and dignity of this ancient symbol. Thank you for bringing this artist?s work to the West.

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08/04/2018

"It is the centerpiece of my mantle"

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I?ve wanted a dragon for 30 years and never saw one worthy of getting..your artistic design and wood work succeeds my dreams. Thank you!!

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From Florida, USA

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11/01/2016

"Beautiful Altar Item!"

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Spectacular item with gorgeous craftsmanship. I love it! The shipping was perfect, extra care was taken to protect the item. A lovely thank you card was also enclosed.

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From Encino, California

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06/17/2016

"Love it!"

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Amazing detail, great quality. So happy with this purchase!

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From Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.

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04/11/2021

"Almost perfect, but got it broken on the tail."

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It is very difficult to do a fair review in this case. It is an extremely beautiful sculpture, full of details with a size that can fit anywhere and would look perfect ... but I received it broken. Im sure its not the artists fault, he deserves my highest praise. I composed the broken parts with a special resin, but always, at least I will know that it is broken. Its a shame because I dont want to return it.

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From Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.

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04/11/2021

"Simply beautiful!"

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The beauty of this small sculpture is in its simplicity and good sense of proportions and space.

Best Uses

  • Highly recommended for decorating a small wall, where there is not much space

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04/04/2021

"Beautiful sculpture"

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I purchased this as a gift, but I loved it so much that I purchased a second one for me.

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03/31/2021

"They guard the back door"

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This artist does a lovely job, so these twins are the second dragons Ive ordered. They fit right above the back door. Not that anybody comes in, during COVID days. But if they did, theyd be warned: This way be dragons!

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03/17/2021

"a favorite Christmas present"

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My granddaughters eye said it all as she opened this package. Thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship, which captured movement in stillness. Love the detail.

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03/17/2021

"Fabulous"

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My granddaughter, a dragon lover, was thrilled opening this package. She has displayed prominently in her room. A hit!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Today, Seji is a strong female figure who heads a successful carving workshop. But in the days after her husband died, this future was far from guaranteed. With the carving skills she learned from her husband, Seji embraced her new reality with determination and commitment. As a result, she has not only been able to provide for her son, but now employs several other female artisans in her workshop.

Seji learned to carve from her husband. Sadly, he passed away and she was left to support herself and two children. Before he died, her husband urged her to be strong and become her own woman. She has done so and has grown their workshop. She now gives work to other carvers, and two women hand-finish the sculptures.

Seji learned to carve from her late husband. Their workshop continues to produce his designs and also the ones Seji has developed. She teaches her assistants to carve and carefully instructs her finishers in how to refine each detail of the sculptures.

Novica sales provide Seji with a steady income that has enabled her to grow her workshop. She is able to not only support her son but to provide steady wages to her workers, enabling them to support themselves and their families.

Seji Taram has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $2500. Proceeds were used to hire people to help in his workshop.

Since the death of her husband, Seji has not only survived — she has managed to thrive. She has grown her workshop and is now able to offer work to other artisans in her community.

Seji Taram is a widow. Her daughter is grown, Seji is raising her young son alone.

Seji is determined to give her son the best possible education.

This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.

 
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