The Putu Oka Mahendra Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geograhic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Putu Oka Mahendra in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase. In Southeast Asia it is said that when Buddha's mother was about to give birth, she dreamt a white elephant came to her offering a lotus, symbol of purity and knowledge. When Buddha is depicted riding an elephant, it is believe it will bring good luck and health. Putu Oka Mahendra transforms legend into a mesmerizing ceramic teapot featuring a rattan handle. ; About the Artist: Putu Oka Mahendra; Balinese artisan Putu Oka Mahendra inherited his ceramic legacy from his mother, Made Tantri, who pioneered ceramic artistry in 1980. At first, she undertook the entire design and crafting procedure by herself, and developed a reputation for fine design and high quality. In 1990, when Tantri passed away, Oka Mahendra took-over her work, and eventually opened a showroom in her memory. The award winning designer finds inspiration in the luscious flora and fauna of Bali.
- Hand crafted artisan quality
- Ceramic and rattan construction
- Color may vary slightly
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