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Suar Wood Cat Statuette - Cat and Koi
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What a treat! This lazy little kitten from Candra Suwitra holds a slippery fish between her paws. The Balinese artisan uses local suar wood to hand carve the cat, painting its features white with funky black accents. Rendered in vibrant orange, the fish wriggles deliciously.
- Suar wood
- 1.17 oz
- 1.6 inches H x 6 inches W x 3.1 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Candra Suwitra
Country: Bali and Java
"My name is Candra Suwitra. I was born in Gianyar, in the village of Kemenuh. Kemenuh is a village that has good potential in the fields of art and natural beauty. I was born to parents who are sculptors, and I would often see the activities carried out by my parents. I was interested in pursuing this art because I think there are not many young people today who are interested in this field. Currently, I am still studying at a private university in Denpasar. In my opinion, academic education is still important to continue even though I have been able to find my passion.
"In the process of making these sculptures, my designs are mainly inspired by animals. However, it is undeniable that in the future I will develop my sources of inspiration. All the tools and materials used in the process of making my craft are easy to obtain. I feel like I'm participating in preserving sculpture because now all crafts can be produced by machines. The special feature of the pieces that I produce is that they are unique and not easy to find in the market.
"I heard about Novica from my parents and those closest to me who had joined Novica. I hope that someday I can lighten the burden of my parents, and be able to support my own life independently." "