Hand Wood Sculpture Artisan Crafted in Bali, "Thumb's Up"
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Master Carver Wayan Dirga transforms suar wood into the vivid depiction of a hand. The Balinese artisan carves the sculpture by hand, giving a thumb's up to the natural beauty of the wood’s grain.
Wayan Dirga has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $1000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of wood for his sculptures.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.