Fair Trade Cultural Wood Mask, "Legong Keraton Dancer"
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Covered with frangipani blossoms, an elaborate headdress crowns a young dancer. Nyoman Subrata sculpts this extraordinary mask from crocodile wood. The Legong Keraton is probably one of Bali's most important dances. It tells of the King of Lasem, who finds the beautiful Rangkesari lost in the woods and locks her in a house of stone. Her outraged brother learns of this and demands she be freed under threat of war. But Lasem refuses and goes to war – ignoring Rangkesari's pleas for peace. On his way to the battlefield, Lasem encounters a bird of ill omen who foretells his death. The dance dramatizes the farewells before Lasem departs to the battlefield where he is killed.
- 0.47 kgs
- 1.0 lbs
- 20 cm H x 16 cm W x 6 cm D
- 7.75" H x 6.25" W x 2.4" D
Subrata has been a master carver for many years. He is one of the original Novica artisans and now provides work to other artisans at his carving workshop. He has trained his daughter, Indrawati, in all aspects of his business and she will keep the workshop going when Subrata no longer is able to.
Nyoman Subrata has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $2600. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials he needs, such as various woods.