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Blossoming gracefully under the summer sky, this white rose pendant is sure to impress. Made Wardika of Bali presents this pendant carefully crafted from cow bone on a dark brown leather cord. This pendant necklace features a sliding knot allowing for adjustable length.
Wardika comes from a village that specializes in bone carving, a traditional Balinese art that has been passed from generation to generation. When he was eighteen, he began to work as a bone carver and determined that he would become a master carver. Every day, he carefully studied and copied the techniques of the best carvers until he became their equal. Today, he earns a living and proudly supports his family with the sales of his unique carvings. He is able to give work to others in his community and hopes to teach this art to the next generation.
Wardika began working at the age of eight, first painting and then carving exquisite images in bone. He sat for days on end to do his work and, as a result, has developed health problems. About two years, ago he began to have trouble with his spinal nerve. He was only able to stand or walk for minutes at a time and this left him unable to work. Therapy and natural healing have eased the condition but he has developed a phobia about soft mattresses. He will only sleep on very hard mattresses as he is afraid of becoming paralyzed and permanently disabled. He draws strength from his family, works at therapy and struggles to return to normal while fighting an ongoing battle with his phobia.
Wardika was a street vendor with an unpredictable income until he joined Novica and shoppers discovered his unique work. Now his Novica sales provide a stable income and he is able to employ artisan assistants to help produce his jewelry.
Wardika provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.
Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.
I like this pendant because of the simplicity of its material combined with the elaborate carving. It is like a mini rose, just missing the fragrance. What is not so clear from the picture is that the base is a full circle rather than carved, which takes a bit away from the natural flower look.
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This is a great pendant to enhance the plain top of a dress, or just a plain tunic top. I prefer to use a silver chain (in variable lengths) rather than the leather cord, but that's just my to suit my taste. It is exquisitely done, every petal perfect.
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