Suar Wood Yogi Sculpture Hand-Carved in Bali, "Meditating Yogi"
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An extraordinary example of Wayan Rendah's magnificent sculpting, this piece crafted in the Megulet style signifies a profound technical and spiritual undertaking. The trancelike yogi bows his body and presses his head against open palms, rocking back and forth on folded legs. The muscles and tendons of his arms and legs are stretched tautly as he prays with unrelenting fervor. The piece emits a powerful aura of piety, of religious asceticism, and of self-denial. Yogis are holy men and great mystics, many of whom also possess the gift of prophecy. They are beloved figures in the countryside, and villagers will feed and care for the yogis as they roam from region to region, searching for perfect purity and knowledge through meditation, ecstatic trances and frightening self-mortification. A gripping piece in local suar wood, the sculpture is redolent of Eastern mysticism and stark simplicity used to induce contemplation and reflection.
- 2.67 kgs
- 5.9 lbs
- 19 cm H x 21 cm W x 20 cm D
- 7.5" H x 8.25" W x 7.75" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Wayan Rendah has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of raw wood for his carvings.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
"Beautiful Meditating Yogi"
Wayan Rendah?s meditating yogi is absolutely beautiful! The wood is gorgeous and is wonderful to look at, touch, and hold! I couldn?t be happier with this purchase!
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