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'Salya, "Salya"

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The noble mien of Salya emerges through the symmetrical details of this handcrafted mask, as Nyoman Subrata carves the image by hand from luxurious mahogany wood. Salya is the king of Madra in the great Hindu Mahabharata epic. According to the story, Dewi Pujawati was a perfect wife: beautiful, polite, honest, and truly dedicated to her wise husband, Salya. On many occasions, she daringly defended her husband's life. Salya adored his wife more and more each day, proudly bestowing upon her the new name of Satyawati (Satya means "loyal").

King Salya was designated the chief warrior of the Korawa brothers. Before going to battle, he asked permission of Satyawati. He was wearing white clothes at the time, signifying that as a ksatria (warrior) he should bravely fight until his death, if necessary. Salya and Satyawati knew in their hearts that their days together were numbered. Solemnly, with respect to her husband, she said that she would follow him wherever he went. After Salya's death on the battlefield, Satyawati asked God for permission to end her own life, joining Salya by throwing herself onto his burning body. Their souls traveled together into heaven.

  • 3.45 kgs
  • 7.6 lbs
  • 37 cm H x 32 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 14.5" H x 12.5" W x 6" D

  • Mahogany wood
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Subrata has been a master carver for many years. He is one of the original Novica artisans and now provides work to other artisans at his carving workshop. He has trained his daughter, Indrawati, in all aspects of his business and she will keep the workshop going when Subrata no longer is able to.

Nyoman Subrata has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $2600. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials he needs, such as various woods.

Subrata employs carvers and finishers at his workshop.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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85 Testimonials for Nyoman Subrata

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Vonda

The wood cross I bought was so beautifully carved. It was even more amazing in person! Thank You for sharing your art with me!
Dear friend I feel happy with my wood cross , Congratulation of your Art. As always beuty work and nice packaging and presentation. Isabel P.R..
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Elizabeth

Ohio/USA

The hybiscus cross that you created is so spectacular! The details are wonderful and the stain color is perfect for the room for which it was intended. It is a beautiful piece. What patience and talent you have to create it. And what an eye for beauty in nature. I love it! Thank you for such a stunning creation. Bravo!
 
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