Wood mask, "Emerald Janger Dancer"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
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Graceful in emerald and gold, this woman wears the unique headdress of the Janger dance. Nyoman Subrata carves the magnificent mask from crocodile wood, and paints it with vivid detail as he shares one of Bali's dance traditions. The Janger became popular in the 1920's, as it allows young men and women to dance together. Twelve females sit together, swaying and singing sweetly, while a corresponding number of men execute the aggressive kecak chants and movements of the dance. Eventually, the individuals stand up and perform creative routines, the men generally taking on clownish roles while the women present more provocative choreographies.
Features a hook for hanging
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.
This is the second dancer item Ive purchased from this artist. Both are stunning (especially this larger one) and arrived in perfect condition. I highly recommend items created by this artist.
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