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Mother watches proudly as two puppies gaze lovingly at her. Wagging and wriggling, they are her adoration. Ketut Widen realistically designs the canine family, showing suar wood's rich grain to advantage.
About the Artist: My name is Ketut Widen. I was born in Bali in 1960, in a village of artists, particularly of woodcarvers of animal figures. I learned woodcarving when I was just a child, together with the other children in the village. Most artists in the village carve animal images. Some have even been overseas for art exhibitions, and most of them have their own studio. I am inspired to transform the animal world into wooden art that looks like reality. In Bali we have pets and other animals bred by farmers, like cows and roosters. I work together with my brother, who is also a woodcarver, and with five other carvers. We have completed hundreds of woodcarvings collected by national and international art lovers.
"Woodcarving is one of the most important art works in Bali. There are so many kinds of art in Bali however, woodcarving is my art. We work mostly on suar and ebony wood."
The Ketut Widen Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Ketut Widen in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
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