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Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy
Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy

Hand Carved Wood Owl Wall Panel Sculpture from Bali - Owl Philosophy

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Staring into the busy world through big round eyes, the owl symbolizes wisdom. Balinese artisan Sarwaedi sculpts the wall panel from suar wood, expertly highlighting the wood's natural grain.

Includes a hook in the back for hanging.

  • Suar wood
  • 0.23 lbs
  • 9.8 inches H x 6 inches W x 0.6 inches D

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Sarwaedi

Country: Bali and Java

"I was born in Sukawati, Gianyar in 1970. It seemed natural to work with you, as my brother, Made Wirata, is a woodcarver and my wife, Made Mulyani, crafts masks, and both of them are featured artisans. In the town where I grew up, most people are wood carvers, and so was my family.

"People know me as a humorist, a simple and fully responsible man. From the time I was in fourth grade, I worked and paid my own tuition. I learned wood sculpture by watching my parents. In those days, children began learning the art at a young age and I was not alone. I had many kinship friends at that time.

"By the time I was in senior high school, I was always very late in paying my tuition and my parents couldn't help me because they didn't have the economic means to do so. At the same time, I wasn't getting any orders for my wood carvings. I was so ashamed of my impoverished condition. But going through all of this strengthened my spirit and determination about my own future. I knew I wanted to have a happy family and raise my children in better conditions than I had.

"Finally, I graduated from high school and married the woman who is now my wife. We have two children — a boy and a girl — who are currently in high school. 'My children should have a better life then mine before.' Whispering this sentence always builds my spirit.

"Today, I continue working with wood, but I'm focusing on making vases and classic boxes. I enjoy using the lathe, then carving the objects with manual tools such as chisels, hand-saws and mallets. I give unique finishes to my designs to distinguish them from the others. I believe mahogany is perfect for these designs — it's easy to find and good for the lathe and for carving.

"I'm very excited about showing my designs worldwide, and I hope my dreams and goals for my children will come true.""

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Reviewed by A. Colleen S.
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Unique presentation

This flat wall hanging of an owl is unusual but appealing. The carving adds depth. Beautiful finish.

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Reviewed by Sara B.
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Owl of judgement

I love this owl wall panel. I have it hanging right now, but I'll probably prop it up on my mantle. I joke with my kids that he's always watching and silently judging you. He's super fun and I'm loving his stare down. He's exceptionally well made and handsome! He's a good trinket that makes for a great conversation piece. Highly recommend.

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