Wood mask,'Garuda the Eagle. Garuda is a mythical, gigantic eagle-like bird. On a level comparable to that of the gods and their infinite might, Garuda was designated Lord Vishnu's vehicle for traveling between heaven and earth. Carved by hand from acacia wood, this splendid mask is the work of Made Mulyani.
Please note that wood color and grain can vary significantly from one piece to the next; this makes each mask a unique piece of art. 8.8 inches H x 8.3 inches W x 4.3 inches D. Wood grain and color can vary slightly.
Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive. As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next. By cutting out all traditional middlemen we can bring you the best prices on the highest quality items, direct from the region of origin. Standard to Lower 48 United States. Expedited to Lower 48 United States.Ships direct from NOVICA office in Indonesia. All major credit cards accepted. My parents and my brother taught me to make sculptures. I started by watching them carving wood at home. I was excited with the final results and worked hard at learning how to create them.
I was born in 1975 to a wood carver family in a small town in Bali. We live in a rural area of the island that is so peaceful and where kinship bonds are strong.
Our family's life was underprivileged, therefore I wasn't able to continue my studies after graduating from senior high school. I'm a simple woman who enjoys cycling and aerobics. Friends know me as an honest woman, a hard worker and a person who likes helping others.
I married in 1997 and have two children who made my life become happier and perfect. Since then, there have been many changes in my life. I have more responsibilities now but the most important thing is my children's future.
In 2002, there was a very difficult moment in my life. I was starting a small shop in the market with a bank loan. Suddenly, a bomb exploded in Bali's tourist area! People suffered a lot because most work is dependent on tourism. Bali became so quiet, and no visitors or customers came.I think this was the toughest time in my whole life. My island is rich in artistic and historical temples, which I love. Whenever there are ceremonies, I pray and perform our rituals there. I cannot imagine how our ancestors built such great temples with the limited tools and resources at that time. Bali also has beautiful scenery and friendly people from different cultures.
After high school, I worked at a supermarket but wasn't happy with the salary, so I decided to do wood carving after I got married. There are ten artisans helping me and we create designs inspired by Bali's traditional cultures. We use manual tools to like mallets, wood saws and chisels to carve acacia, suar and hibiscus woods by hand. By creating these beautifully detailed sculptures and masks, we'd like to introduce our traditional culture to the world.I heard about Novica from my brother-in-law, Made Wirata, who is also a Novica featured artisan. I hope our sales will grow and people worldwide will come to know our culture. The item "Balinese Hindu Mask'Garuda the Eagle' Hand Carved Acacia Wood Art NOVICA Bali" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Hinduism\Other Hinduism Collectibles".com" and is located in Ubud. This item can be shipped worldwide.