Carved Bone and Amethyst Necklace from Bali, "Candra Kirana"
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A serene and regal face, delicately carved of cow bone, adorns this necklace from Bali's Komang Suastra. She is Candra Kirana, princess of Kediri (a kingdom in East Java). Bedecked with over 2 carats of amethysts and crowned with sterling silver, the pendant is suspended from a sterling silver wheat chain.
Candra Kirana (whose name means 'Radiant Ray of the Moon') was the princess of Kediri in East Java. On the eve of her wedding day, Candra Kirana disappears. A demoness who wants Prince Panji (her bridegroom) for herself takes the form of a beautiful princess and tells the prince that she is his wife but has been transformed by the goddess Durga. Meanwhile, Candra Kirana finds herself deep in the forest, where she attracts the attention of the gods. Disguised by the gods as a man, she travels to the palace to be reunited with her bridegroom. When the demoness’s true identity is revealed, Candra Kirana magically vanishes. Panji goes in search of his bride, who has since become the king of Bali. At the climax, the prince fights with the disguised Chandra Kirana. According to the gods’ command, she must draw Panji’s blood in order to reveal her true identity. For a long time, neither of them brings harm to the other, but eventually Princess Candra Kirana draws her hairpin and pricks Prince Panji; thus she is finally reunited with her beloved.
- 29 grams
- 1.02 oz
- Chain length: 46 cm L
- Chain length: 18" L
- Chain width: 3 mm
- Chain width: 3 mm
- Pendant: 5.6 cm L x 2.6 cm W x 1.2 cm D
- Pendant: 2.2" L x 1" W x 0.5" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Komang Suastra has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials such as sterling silver and semiprecious gemstones.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.
This is a beautiful creation that will be always treasured. The artistry is exceptionL.
- Best used to create an exotic look
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- This was a gift for: Myself
- Occasion: birthday