Hand Crafted Indonesian Silver and 18k Gold Necklace, "Bhoma Deity"
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This ornate pendant depicts Bhoma. Symbolized by a forest, Bhoma is the son of the goddess Prathiwi, who represents earth, and god Vishnu, known in Bali as Wisnu. Sukartini recreates this mythic divinity in sterling silver and adds details in 18k gold. It hangs from a braided leather necklace.
.925 Sterling silver
- 15 grams
- 0.53 oz
- Cord: 45.5 cm L x 0.3 cm W
- Cord: 18" L x 0.1" W
- Pendant: 6.5 cm L x 3.5 cm W
- Pendant: 2.6" L x 1.4" W
Sukartini has seen two of her children graduate and continues to pay for the education of her youngest son.
Sukartini has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials she needs for production, such as sterling silver and gemstones.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Sukartini provides work for several local silversmiths.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.