Hand Painted Display Doll, "Legend"
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This beautiful doll bears a story on her lovely face. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya paints a scene from the Calonarang, which tells the story of Rangda, mother of Erlangga who ruled Bali in the 10th century. Condemned for practicing black magic, she summoned evil spirits to fight Erlangga, and her powers were so strong, he was forced to ask Barong for aid. Eventually the evil Rangda was defeated.
Semarajaya sculpts the elegant head, hands and feet from crocodile wood and dresses her in handloomed ikat cloth. The word means "to knot" in the Malaysian language, and the threads are tie-dyed before weaving.
The doll can be posed in a variety of positions. Semarajaya suggests it can be displayed alone or on a base such as a drinking glass.
- 0.40 kgs
- 0.9 lbs
- Doll: 58 cm H x 42 cm W x 7 cm D
- Doll: 22.75" H x 16.5" W x 2.8" D
- Folded: 15 cm H x 10 cm W x 9 cm D
- Folded: 6" H x 3.9" W x 3.5" D
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.
"Would be highly treasured"
Extremely beautiful, much more beautiful than the picture here. The painted details on the face have been done with great finesse. Truly an art piece to be treasured.
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- This was a gift for: Myself
- Occasion: anniversary