Lavish jewelry and traditional clothing distinguish this portrait by Wayan Rendah. He depicts a young Balinese man. As is the custom on the island, the youth tucks a frangipani blossom behind each ear in this elegant suar wood sculpture.
About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began teaching him to sculpt when he was a boy. 'Balinese woodcarving touches me very deeply. I have learned a variety of arts in Bali, such as gamelan dance, but carving a piece of wood gives me an incomparable sensation,' he says. 'After I finished school, I studied further because I needed more experience, and the tools and material I needed were beyond my financial reach. Exploring the abstract world refreshes my mind in creating new carvings.'
The Wayan Rendah Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Wayan Rendah in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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Stretching together, companions practice yoga as
a true dynamic duo. They modify the uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) by clasping arms around one another. Wayan Rendah finds a harmonious composition in the symmetrical flexing of limbs and muscles as he expertly carves Balinese suar ...
A male eagle stands with sharp
eyes and an elegant demeanor demonstrating its sheer beauty and the majesty of its stature. Wayan Rendah created this piece in suar wood, a beautiful wood which bestows the piece with rich hues. The bill is open ...
She reaches out to hold him
as she leans against his body. He rests his head on hers in a gesture of love. Her growing tummy shelters and nurtures their unborn child and Wayan Rendah pays tribute to their joy. This elegant sculpture ...