Handmade Suar Wood Relief Panel, "Baru Klinthing Dragon"
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Masterfully carving Balinese suar wood, Seji Taram recalls the legend of the dragon, Baru Klinthing. He was born to a concubine of Ki Ageng Mangir II, a rebel, who would never accept a dragon as his son unless the creature could wrap its entire body around Mount Merapi. To accomplish this, Baru Klinthing had to use his tongue to reach his tail. The angry father cut off the dragon's tongue, which became a powerful spear and source of power.
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.
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 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 dragon is proudly displayed on my entry wall welcoming visitors and assuring them they are protected. Wonderfully carved with great detail. Prompt shipment and I love this dragon. A favored addition to my collection.
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"This is now a cherished heirloom."
Quite obvious that Seji Taram spared no effort in creating this piece of art! A fitting tribute to her late husband. It now "guards" the door to the master bedroom!
- Guarding the master bedroom
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