Hand Crafted Floral Wood Jewelry Box, "Twin Ladies"
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Carved from crocodile wood, this exquisite box takes the shape of a woman's face. She looks in both directions, each time with a mysterious smile. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya takes his inspiration from twins, born from the same ovum. Beautifully painted by hand, the petit jewelry box is lined in velvet.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in wood and additional labor for production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gusti now has artisan assistants who help with the hand-painting of his designs. Each of these assistants works from home.