Ceramic Fish Teapot from Indonesia, "Lucky Koi"
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Swimming sinuously through a lotus pond, a koi represents good fortune. Putu Oka Mahendra takes the theme of the graceful fish for an original ceramic teapot. Crafted by hand, it shows rich details carved carefully into the clay; a rattan handle continues the Indonesian theme.
Putu Oka Mahendra has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.