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A proud prancing horse with a flowing mane decorates the top of this handsome puzzle box by Bali's made Wirata. He hand-carves the four pieces to fit together smoothly and conceal a small inner compartment.
"...Wirata's family has been dedicated to this art for generations."
Born on February 21st, 1978 in Gianyar, Made Wirata is a carver of natural talent. Gianyar is renowned producing famous Balinese artist and artisans, and Wirata's family has been dedicated to this art for generations.
Wirata first learned to carve from his father, who specialized in a particular style of carving locally known as sri bunga as well as keris - a traditional dagger. When he finished elementary school, he apprenticed with his uncle, who taught him to carve traditional images. In 1993, his interest in art lead him to learn from a cousin how the carving of modern statuettes. Wirata began to sell his work in order to sustain his studies and now several galleries in Bali are collecting his creations.
35 Testimonials for Made Wirata
Mr. Wirata, I purchased your beautiful carved wood angel. This is an impressive statue and is a welcome addition to any home.
The sculpture was a gift for a friend. He loved it. It is very artistic and very well made. I will order from this artist again in the future!