The Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geograhic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase. Deep green eyes gaze far away as a cat communes with nature. Delicately painted by hand, flowers and butterflies adorn his face and a beautiful young woman is observed by a feral kitten. Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya explores the feline psyche in a beautiful doll, crafted by hand. Carved from crocodile wood and dressed in handloomed ikat cloth, the kitty can be posed in a variety of positions. ''Ikat'' means ''to knot'' in the Malaysian language, and the threads are dyed in random patterns before weaving. ; About the Artist: Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya; Born to a family of farmers, Balinese artisan Gusti Ngurah Semarajaya worked after school to ensure his education. 'We were six children, so my parents could hardly invest in the Novica education. I also took a part-time job finishing and adding color to art products. Since school, my art work has always been admired. Once I graduated from a technical school, a friend suggested painting on a piece of wood and the result was very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have been dedicated to this art form ever since.'
- Hand painted
- Hand crafted artisan quality
- Signed by the artist
- Not a toy
- Not intended for use by children of age 12 or under
- Crocodile wood and 100% cotton construction
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