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Hand Carved Wood Dragon Sculpture, "Winged Dragon"

The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary... more

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The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity in their culture, a motif that has not escaped the artistic eye of Seji Taram. Believed to be the guardian of the gods, this baby suar wood dragon with wings fiercely protects the sanctity of the home.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 13 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 6" H x 5" W x 3.2" D

  • Suar wood
  • Signed by the artist
  • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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06/16/2016

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"Fierce and beautiful"

The carving on this dragon is so detailed and wonderful. And it looks so fierce - not like a baby dragon at all! I got it as a gift for my husband and he loves it.

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  • Occasion: birthday

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"Love it!"

Amazing detail, great quality. So happy with this purchase!

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06/20/2016

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"Tough guy"

I collect dragons and love anything with dragon images. I have several dragon carvings from Novica and love them all.

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10/16/2016

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"Christmas gift"

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  • Occasion: Christmas

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11/01/2016

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"Beautiful Altar Item!"

Spectacular item with gorgeous craftsmanship. I love it! The shipping was perfect, extra care was taken to protect the item. A lovely thank you card was also enclosed.

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01/26/2017

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"Beautiful work!"

We have a variety of dragon sculptures, and this is one of the best. It is occupying a place of honor in our house. The detail is exquisite and it was received promptly.

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02/11/2017

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"Balinese Dragon"

I am absolutely Pleased with this Dragon!! The craftsmanship is second to none!! It is Beautiful!! The picture does not do It justice!! The attention to detail is unparalleled!! I Love It!!! I Will be ordering more things from this artist and others!! Thank You so Much!!

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04/06/2017

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"Touched My Heart"

Seji Taram's talent and her story touched my heart. Her husband would be proud of how she is carrying on his legacy, and she is a wonderful artist in her own right. My Winged Dragon is so beautifully carved in such exquisite detail. I love it. And I love that she signed it, and her signature will remind me that we can survive loss and move forward in life. Thank you, Seji Taram, you are amazing!

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"Great addition to my collection"

Fine details and craftmanship creates a wonderful creature which fits in my collection just as I thought it would.

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08/01/2017

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"Centerpiece"

I was astonished with the intricate details. The wood is light weight. It was packed so carefully I wish all my purchases could see the pride taken.

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  • Centerpiece on my mantle

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09/23/2017

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"Stunning craftsmanship"

Purchased this as a gift for my son and we were all taken aback at the quality and craftsmanship. Stunning artistry. Thank you!

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09/30/2017

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"Better than I hoped."

This is much nicer than the photos show! I admire the craftsmanship of this carving, and the wood has a very pleasant glow. This is already one of my favorite pieces.

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09/30/2017

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"The Best"

A real piece of art, beautifully carve and a pleasure to see it with my other dragons and asian art work. in the display cabinet.

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03/30/2018

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"Simply Beautiful"

Wow, the details of this dragon carving sculpture is amazing! Sister loves it as an early graduation gift, and as a lover of the mythical beast itself!

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07/30/2018

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"Fierce Dragon"

This is an excellent quality wood sculpture! I love it!

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07/31/2018

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"My grandson loves it"

This is a beautiful well crafted item

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08/04/2018

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"It is the centerpiece of my mantle"

I?ve wanted a dragon for 30 years and never saw one worthy of getting..your artistic design and wood work succeeds my dreams. Thank you!!

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"Perfect gift"

A different gift for my daughter. 'There be dragons!' She thought this was a beautiful piece and unlike anything she had seen before. She was very happy with the statue.

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"Powerful and beautiful"

I have a number of cherished items which are part of my altar. This is one of them. I have always loved and respected dragons; this is a magnificent one.

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11/10/2018

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"Outstanding!"

This dragon went beyond my expectations in craftsmanship and beauty. This wonderful sculpture now occupies a special place in my living room. I would highly recommend this piece to all people that love well designed and lovingly crafted pieces of wood sculpture.

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"Excellent item."

Item was exactly as described, arrived in perfect condition.

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"gorgeous dragon"

The dragon is beautifully carved in rich, warm wood. It was well packed too, and only took 23 days to get from indonesia to Vancouver BC.

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"Great collection addition"

My husband collects dragons and wizards, mostly pewter, in a display case. But I decided to branch out this Christmas. He had just re-done his office, and this is a great accent piece on the bookcase. Deborah, North Carolina.

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  • Accent piece for dragon lovers

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"Mythological & Magical"

Excellent . I have no regrets whatsoever having bought this item..It adds to my special collectibles. detailed and beautiful product, with an aura of magic . Recommend without hesitation

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"Friends Birthday Gift"

I purchased this dragon for a close friends birthday. He is an avid dragon collector. He was blown away by the detail of this hand carved dragon. He has it displayed as the centerpiece of his collection. I am so happy to have purchased this gift from Novica.

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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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