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Hand Carved Bone Pendant Necklace of a Skull from Indonesia, "Flying Skull"

Made Wardika is an artisan from Indonesia who works hard at his jewelry craft in... more

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Made Wardika is an artisan from Indonesia who works hard at his jewelry craft in order to afford a better standard of living for his family. He carves a dramatic pendant from bone, delicately teasing out the intricate shape of a winged skull. Its sepia tones are achieved by soaking the pendant in tea. A dark brown leather cord of adjustable length completes this bold necklace, sure to make a statement.

  • 8 grams
  • 0.28 oz
  • Cord length: 34 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
  • Cord length: 13.5" min L - x 27.5" max L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 4 cm L x 3.4 cm W x 0.9 cm D
  • Pendant: 1.6" L x 1.3" W x 0.4" D

  • Cow bone, stainless steel, leather cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Length is adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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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.

Made Wardika has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $4000.

Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.

Made provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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01/19/2019

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"Great"

Great craftmanship

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"Winged skull"

Very very nice wearable Piece of art I love it will never take it off

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  • Winged skull necklace

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"Great biker style neclace."

Looks great and easy to wear. It really stands out.

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stylesh bone winged skull.
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  • Great to wear anytime

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2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

Fred

Southern Oregon

Executed in bone this pendent is one of the nicest I have seen. Not just on NOVICA but in my travels around Asia.

Paulette

Love his work and fine details!
 
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