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Buddha Oil Warmer - Buddha Head
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This unique oil warmer is shaped like the head of Buddha, with the tight curls typically seen in Balinese representations of the deity. Dewa Putra creates the oil warmer in black ceramic. The back of the head features an opening for a tealight candle, and the Buddha's curly top conceals a vessel that can be filled with fragrant oils.
- 0.50 lbs
- 7 inches H x 3.9 inches W x 4.3 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Dewa Putra
“My name is I Dewa Gede Putra. I was born in a small village in Gianyar, Bali called Lebih Beten Kelod in 1977. I am the oldest son in my family, and my father was a skillful woodcarver who produced many great sculptures. I live in Gianyar where many artists live. When I was a small kid, I was impressed by the skill of the woodcarvers here. As a kid I loved playing on the beach with my friends, or going fishing.
“Like other children in Gianyar, I finished my education in Gianyar until senior high school. Then I worked for a shipment company, but then I quit and started my own business. I started to sell oil warmers, candleholders and incense stick holders. I was interested in these products, because as a Balinese, I used incense sticks every day. So, I thought it would be nice if the incense stick holders could be in various shapes.
“I am married now, and we have been blessed with one daughter and one son. I love my wife and my children. As a human I think my life is complete--I have a wife, one son, and one daughter. I give thanks to God every day for my life. That I can be in this position is a blessing for me. There were times when I struggled with my last job, where I had to carry heavy weights almost every day. But now I have my own business, and I can provide for my family. Many foreigners have bought my products, and said that they were happy to find such good products.
“With my business, I can now hire other people to help me, and on the other hand it also helps them. I am happy that I can help others to get a decent income or even to teach them. I have four male helpers and five female helpers. Luckily for me, during this hard time I found Novica. My brother, who has been a Novica artisan for a long time, told me that Novica could help me. And now that I have joined I hope they can help to sell my products, and I hope that you love my products. In this way, I can still maintain my helpers so they can also have income for their families.”"