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Wood statuette, 'Relaxing Buddha' - Balinese Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Statuette Curate

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Balinese Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Statuette, "Relaxing Buddha"

Ketut Seji, wife of the late Balinese artisan Ketut Taram, preserves her... more

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Ketut Seji, wife of the late Balinese artisan Ketut Taram, preserves her husband's legacy in this carving of a seated Buddha. Buddha's head rests upon his hands, and a faint smile plays across his lips. The serene sculpture is carved and finished by hand, and signed by Ketut Seji.

  • 1.22 kgs
  • 2.7 lbs
  • 24.5 cm H x 21.5 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 9.75" H x 8.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Suar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • 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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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 has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1250 and the most recent for $2500. Proceeds were used to hire people to help in his workshop.

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.

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09/01/2016

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"A beautiful addition to our home."

This relaxing Buddha is beautifully crafted and is a perfect size. I hold it every day and feel it's calming presence. It has been much admired by family and friends. Thank you for creating this exquisite statuette.

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12/21/2016

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"great item"

beautifully handmade and true to the picture

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02/17/2017

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"This a beautiful piece"

I have never seen a Buddha like this and when I look at it it puts me in a peaceful state

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06/10/2017

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"Beautiful piece of art"

A magnificent creation

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enjoyment in beholding

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  • This was a gift for: Grandson
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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07/18/2017

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"Mesmerizing!"

It is one of the most beautiful works I have ever seen and I'm so excited to have it. My compliments to the artist. What she has captured with her hand mesmerizes me when I sit and look at it. I begin to feel calm and serene when I touch it. It is a treasure!!!!!

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On table next to my bed. Mesmerizing beautiful serene

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07/31/2017

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"A Piece of Fine Art ... a gift of Joy. "

I love Buddhas and have many throughout my home and garden including another hand. carved in Bahai. This is so beyond each and ever one. It is beautiful to look at but also to hold. It is so beyond my expectations. I removed two pieces from my living too to give the Relaxing Buddha a place of honor.

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  • A center piece in my living room and a great,A center piece in my living room and a peaceful focal point to help me relax and mediate

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09/16/2017

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"Relaxing Buddha"

The relax and calmness that this statue brings about is wonderful.

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10/14/2017

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"Unbelievably Gorgeous!,Unbelievably Gorgeous!"

The Relaxing Buddha was shipped to me very promptly. I received it yesterday and have it displayed prominently in my home. This is an absolutely gorgeous work of art! I love it and will cherish it! Thanks to the artist for this most beautiful piece and thanks to Novica for making it available! ,The Relaxing Buddha was shipped to me very promptly. I received it yesterday and have it displayed prominently in my home. This is an absolutely gorgeous work of art! I love it and will cherish it! Thanks to the artist for this most beautiful piece and thanks to Novica for making it available!

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Decorative Buddha Wood Carving

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12/16/2017

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"Relaxing Buddha "

Lovely peice. Great work.

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12/18/2017

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"Balinese Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Statuette"

Nicely carved and large size. You will not be disappointed.

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Show case in my den.

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12/22/2017

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"This was a Christmas gift for an important friend."

The item presents well. The item is even more impressive than the photos.

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A meditative reminder.

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  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: Christmas

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01/09/2018

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"Exquisite Buddha"

This is one of the most beautiful works of art I've ever seen!! Absolutely exquisite!!

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02/26/2018

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"Well done!"

It was very well wrapped. I do love it?the wood is gorgeous and its pose bespeaks calm?above the turmoil! My thanks to the artist.

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04/04/2018

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"Love this scupture"

I love the design of this scupture so much. He?s so peaceful. The expression on his face is amazing. I would like the finish to be smoother to the touch. That said, I still love it.

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07/31/2018

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"Buddha"

The relaxing Buddha statue is simply perfect. Love the rich color and attention to detail. Perfect addition to my office.

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10/15/2018

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"A truely fine piece of art"

I was expecting a nice carving and instead received a beautiful piece of art I know will be cherished. Very reasonable price for such a lovely piece.

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  • To be displayed not only as fine art but to provide soothing thoughts

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  • Occasion: birthday

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11/16/2018

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"Great addition to collection."

I wish I had the talent involved in making this beautiful work.

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Budda scupture

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01/26/2019

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"Great Value for price"

It was a gift and it was all I expected and more. I particularly liked that it was signed by the artist /creator on the bottom. That made it special.

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02/08/2019

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"Nice addition."

this just arrived. It is very nice and i have found just the spot for it.

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03/15/2019

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"Beautiful whimsical/ relaxing art"

After visiting Thialand this piece just spoke to me. It is peaceful yet fun. I have carvings from many places but this is my favorite!

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  • Relax with a smile

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62 Testimonials for Seji Taram

Roberto

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Top quality works!

charliegirl

Charlotte Michigan USA

This OM piece is a nice size with a nice finish. I am quite pleased with it.

Jalpa

California/USA

Novica artisans are all so talented and provide quality items. Have not been disappointed yet. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! We enjoy your products.
 
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