Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Asian Culture

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Asian Culture - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
 
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Coconut shell sculpture, 'Scary Rangda' (Indonesia)
$69.99

Wicked and powerful, Rangda appears on this coconut shell sculpture from Bali's Eka. The hand-carved sculpture is detailed with finesse and dramatic artistry. The Calonarang dance relates the story of Rangda, mother of Erlangga, King of Bali in the T
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Wood sculpture, 'Balinese Bridegroom' (Indonesia)
$219.99

Handsome and virile, a Balinese bridegroom sits in the mesila position. The expectant young man awaits the priest's blessing on his union with his bride. Eliciting his body and spirit from richly grained suar wood, Wayan Rendah brings the young woman
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Wood sculpture, 'Balinese Businessman' (Indonesia)
$67.99

The businessman in Indonesia dresses very smartly. Wearing a suit and tie, his straw hat protects him from the glaring sun. Made Pastika creates a wonderful characterization as he carves this sculpture from albesia wood and gives it an aged finish.
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Wood sculpture, 'Banjarjuga Muse' (Indonesia)
$82.99

Wearing a long flowing dress, a woman from Banjarjuga becomes a muse to Bali's Made Pastika. In the sculpture he portrays her as walking towards the well with a dungki (vase) in her hands. Pastika carves the sculpture from albesia wood featuring an a
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Wood sculpture, 'Blossoming Shield' (Thailand)
$134.99

A flower blossoms with sublime artistry in a sculpture by Thailand's Jaifah Aksornsri. She carves the sculpture by hand from noble rain tree wood, and sets it on the iron pillars of a stand carved from the same wood.
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Wood sculpture, 'Fetching Water I' (Indonesia)
$24.99

Wearing a long skirt of the same color as her head scarf, a woman approaches a well with a pitcher in her hands. Resting it on her waist, she sways gracefully as she walks. Made Pastika hand-carves the albesia wood sculpture by hand and gives it an a
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Wood sculpture, 'Fetching Water II' (Indonesia)
$32.99

Holding a kendi (pitcher) on her head, a woman sways seductively inspiring this sculpture. Made Pastika hand-carves the albesia wood sculpture by hand and gives it an aged finish.
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Wood sculpture, 'Fetching Water III' (Indonesia)
$54.99

Dressed in emerald and gold, a woman approaches a well carrying a long jar on her shoulder. She gracefully walks with a hand on her hip inspiring this sculpture. Made Pastika hand-carves the albesia wood sculpture by hand and gives it an aged finish.
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Wood sculpture, 'Firewood' (Indonesia)
$29.99

Dressed in a yellow and brown sarong, a woman carries firewood on her head to keep her family warm at night. She inspires Made Pastika to carve this beautiful albesia wood sculpture, which he paints and finishes to achieve an aged finish.
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Wood sculpture, 'Golden Rooster' (Thailand)
$47.99

Heralding the advent of a new day, a majestic rooster is perched amid swirling vines in a sunny medallion. Yodying Chaiwut presents Thai artistic customs with the patterned carvings that embellish this piece. The sculpture is treated to achieve an ag
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Wood sculpture, 'Golden-Green Rooster' (Thailand)
$52.99

Heralding the advent of a new day, a majestic rooster is perched amid swirling vines in a sunny medallion. Yodying Chaiwut presents Thai artistic customs with the patterned carvings that embellish this piece. The sculpture is treated to achieve an ag
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Wood sculpture, 'Grace' (Indonesia)
$124.99

Holding on to his mama's sarong for assurance, a little boy finds his first steps under her watchful eyes. She balances a big jackfruit over her head as they keep each other company during the day. A beautiful homage to motherhood, this sono wood scu
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Wood sculpture, 'Indonesian Gentleman I' (Indonesia)
$67.99

Wearing a long coat, red pants and hat, this Indonesian man poses with proud elegance. Made Pastika hand-carves the sculpture from albesia wood, and after painting it he gives it an aged finish to enhance its aesthetic allure.
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Wood sculpture, 'Indonesian Gentleman II' (Indonesia)
$149.99

Puffing on a cigar under a wide brimmed hat, this Indonesian gentleman stands with proud elegance. Made Pastika hand-carves the sculpture from albesia wood, and after painting it he gives it an aged finish to enhance its aesthetic allure.
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Wood sculpture, 'Indonesian Inspector' (Indonesia)
$107.99

Puffing on a cigar under a wide brimmed hat, this Indonesian inspector stands with proud elegance. Made Pastika hand-carves the sculpture from albesia wood, and after painting it he gives it an aged finish to enhance its aesthetic allure.
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Wood sculpture, 'Lord Shiva Meditates' (India)
On sale - now 30.39 - was $37.99

Shiva, Lord of Destruction, is one of the most powerful deities in the Hindu Parthenon. He appears majestically in a sculpture from India's Suresh and Devender Garg. As Shiva destroys, he offers the promise of new life. It is said the Ganges Rivers f
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Wood sculpture, 'Love My Baby' (Indonesia)
$82.99

Wrapped in a jade green shawl, a woman carries her baby on her back as she goes about her chores. Made Pastika looks to traditional customs for inspiration as he beautifully carves this albesia wood sculpture by hand. His intention is to create the i
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Wood sculpture, 'Magnificent Huang' (Thailand)
$92.99

Jaifah Aksornsri invokes the presence of Huang, the mythological bird of east Asia that reigns over all other birds. Originally there was a male version too, Feng which later was fused with Huang and therefore became known as Fenghuang, a female enti
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Wood sculpture, 'Offering' (Indonesia)
$34.99

Dressed in green and white, a woman carries a bowl on her head. Balinese women often carry food or temple offerings in similar bowls. Honored by ancient customs preserved through time, Made Pastika carves this beautiful albesia wood sculpture featuri
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Wood sculpture, 'Undercover Officer' (Indonesia)
$102.99

Puffing on a cigar under a wide brimmed hat, this Indonesian officer is working undercover. Made Pastika hand-carves the sculpture from albesia wood, and after painting it he gives it an aged finish to enhance its aesthetic allure.
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Wood sculpture, 'Waiting' (Indonesia)
$34.99

Faceless, this sculpture of a Balinese woman is highly expressive. Made Pastika carves the albesia sculpture by hand, portraying the woman with her hands behind her back, curious and serenely facing the horizon.
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Wood sculpture, 'Water Jug' (Indonesia)
$37.99

Dressed in green with a brown shawl draped down her back, a woman approaches a well with a jug on her head. Age-old customs inspire this beautiful sculpture by Bali's Made Pastika. He hand-carves the albesia wood sculpture by hand and gives it an age
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Wood sculpture, 'Woman from Banjarjuga' (Indonesia)
$54.99

A woman from Banjarjuga approaches a water well carrying a pot in her hands, her beauty inspiring Made Pastika for this sculpture. Working with albesia wood, he carves the sculpture with masterful artistry and after painting it he treats it with an a
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Wood statuette, 'Bathing at a River' (Indonesia)
$259.99

Revived by the refreshing waters from a nearby river, this woman cleanses her body and spirit with sensuous abandon. Her images is magnificently hand-carved from suar wood by Wayan Rendah who coaxes the wood into a being of graceful beauty. Delicatel
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Wood statuette, 'Bird Sister' (Indonesia)
$139.99

With skill and artistic spirit, Wayan Rendah captures a Balinese legend in this hand-carved statuette. It is told that Ni Kesuna betrayed her sister Ni Bawang, causing her to flee from her home. Ni Bawang ran into the forest, where in her sadness she
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Wood statuette, 'Fish Seller' (Indonesia)
$429.99

Her face is sweet and tender as her eyes search for customers since her basket is filled with the day's catch. A moving portrayal of everyday life, this sculpture boasts detailed perfection and vivid realism. Wayan Dirga carves this sculpture by hand
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Wood statuette, 'Flute Player' (Indonesia)
$222.99

This fine statuette in suar wood by Wayan Rendah depicts a recumbent flute player wearing traditional dancer garb. Interestingly, this work combines the relaxed disposition of a Balinese farmer with the flair for performance of an experienced dancer.
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Wood statuette, 'Graceful Dancer' (Indonesia)
$644.99

Indah means ‘«£aesthetic‘«ō in Balinese, referring to the artful beauty of this statuette. A slender young woman kneels, arms stretched upwards as her hands strike a graceful pose. Nude contours seduce the viewer, accentuated by the sinewy grain of h
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Wood statuette, 'Graceful Indah' (Indonesia)
$272.99

Indah means "aesthetic" in Balinese, referring to the artful beauty of this statuette. A slender young woman kneels, arms stretched upwards as her hands strike a graceful pose. Nude contours seduce the viewer, accentuated by the sinewy grain of hand-
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Wood statuette, 'Janger Dancer' (Indonesia)
$269.99

Wayan Rendah has captures the spiritual qualities of a beautiful Janger dancer via the gentle swaying movements of this traditional Balinese dance. The Janger is performed by twelve young girls and twelve young boys who sit in opposing rows, taking t
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Wood statuette, 'Levitation' (Indonesia)
$49.99

By Wayan Rendah, this beautiful sculpture depicts a person sitting in meditation. Rendah utilizes a unique design that suggests levitation, as the heart and mind rise above the loins. Hand-carved from suar wood, this piece adds a distinctive Balinese
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Wood statuette, 'Planting Rice' (Indonesia)
$19.99

Painting with monochrome hues, Agung Mayun conveys the beauty of the Balinese landscape in this harvest scene. He works with acrylic depicting men at work on the rice terraces. They are surrounded by mischievous ducks and geese. The albesia wood egg
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Wood statuette, 'Playing Kemong' (Indonesia)
$109.99

A man closes his eyes, enveloped in the aura created by his traditional instrument. The kemong is a kind of small, hand-held gong, usually made of bronze and used in the Balinese gamelan orchestra to mark the midpoints of melodies. Wayan Rendah shape
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Wood statuette, 'Playing Kemong' (Indonesia)
$244.99

Tradition is Wayan Dirga's muse, inspiring him to carve an extraordinary sculpture of a man playing the kemong. Often used to mark the midpoints of melodies, the kemong is a small gong usually made of bronze, with a knob that is hit with a mallet. Th
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Wood statuette, 'Sensual Beauty' (Indonesia)
$79.99

Wayan Rendah captures the legendary beauty of a Balinese woman in an abstract portrait. Sculpted of suar wood, it depicts her applying mepayas (makeup) while holding a hand mirror. The elongated form and supple curves offer an intriguing perspective
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Wood statuette, 'Thinking Man' (Ghana)
$107.99

He sits by himself, puffing thoughtfully on a pipe as he contemplates the issues at hand. Samuel and Francis Agbetey capture the personality of their subject in a beautiful hand-carved African sculpture. The design comes from the ancient festishes fr
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