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Hibiscus Wood Modern Mask - Wordless
His expression is inward as he clasps his hands over his mouth. Carved from blonde hibiscus wood, the smooth features could be male or female – they are universal. Made Tresna sculpts this enigmatic mask. 'This is my suggestion not to speak any bad words,' he confides.
Hibiscus wood exhibits colors ranging from white to light gray, dark gray or even black heartwood. This natural occurrence can rarely be replicated, making each carving exceptionally unique. Please expect slight differences in wood grain color and distribution patterns. Theme and artistic quality remain the same.
- Hibiscus wood
- 0.30 lbs
- 7.8 inches H x 6 inches W x 3.2 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Made Tresna
Country: Bali and Java
"My name is Made Tresna, and I'm from Ubud, Bali. I grew up in an artistic environment - I was always in touch with many artists and artisans everyday. For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with woodcarving, an art form I have been practicing since childhood. My father taught me, and he is one of senior carvers in my village.
"I carved wood statuettes for some time, until I realized there were many people in my village doing the same themes. Searching for something new and different to carve, I realized I enjoyed carving masks in a more contemporary style. My favorite piece is a mask with four faces that I designed as symbol of a Balinese family. I named the mask 'Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut' ‚Äì these are traditional Balinese names to refer to the first, second, third, and forth child born.
"In 1989 I married Wayan Lungid and now we have two children. I work hard to make a living and also to provide my children's education.""