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Barong-Themed Mahogany Wood Hand Fan - Cool Barong
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According to Balinese legend, the mythical creature Barong is the king of spirits, promoting good things. The talented artisans of Wiracana Hand Fan create this fan, which is centered by the striking laser-cut image of Barong. This fan is handcrafted from mahogany wood with intricate openwork patterns. A yellow cotton tassel dangles from the fan, which arrives with a handy storage pouch.
- Mahogany wood, cotton tassel, brass, plastic bead; polyester storage pouch
- 0.48 oz
- Open: 8.3 inches H x 14.3 inches W x 0.8 inches D
- Closed: 0.8 inches H x 8.3 inches W x 1.2 inches D
- Pouch: 9.5 inches L x 2 inches W x 0.8 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Wiracana Hand Fan
Country: Bali and Java
"Wiracana Hand Fan was founded by Wiranantaja in the 1970s to create traditional Balinese hand fans. Although we work with limited resources, we continue improving the quality of our art, and visitors to Bali really like them. We are obsessed with creating high quality designs.
"Today, more than half of our fans are created with the help of machines, like a laser engraver. This has helped almost 80 skilled artisans who are now able to create more hand fans ‚Äî from ten fans a day to about 1,000 fans a day.
"We use mahogany, pine, sono wood and bone to craft our traditional Balinese fans. Many of our designs are inspired by Indonesian traditional motifs like Java batiks, ikat motifs and Kamasan paintings."
In 2012, Wiracana Hand Fan received the Indonesian Goods Design Selection Award from the President of The Republic of Indonesia at Istana Negara, Jakarta."