Talking on a mobile phone, a young chimpanzee expertly steers his car through traffic. Wayan Rendah carefully carves the intelligent primate, expertly detailing each simian feature. The whimsical suar wood portrait is sure to evoke a smile.
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.
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
Two hearts beat as one in
this beautiful sculpture by Wayan Rendah. Joining lips in a fervent kiss, the couple's bodies merge and meld. The woman's long hair flows gracefully around them like a warm embrace. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began ...
The mesmerizing design on this wool
rug by the Ruiz Bazan family is a wonder to behold. Shades of blue, green and red complement perfectly the ochre designs in magnificent beauty. Captivating and fascinating, this rug will bring a traditional touch to a ...
Romantic love is a prominent theme
in Balinese art, and this piece reflects the profound spiritual unity between two lovers. Carved from local crocodile wood by the talented Wayan Rendah in a striking modernistic style, the piece blends ancient Balinese carving techniques with ...