Total loan: $2,400


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Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

Yudi's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and other materials to make hand-carved, wood sculptures.

Yudi's story

Yudi is an artisan from Indonesia who specializes in hand-carved wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and other materials.

Yudi has been selling through NOVICA since 2018. This is his story:

Yudi says, "My father is a wood sculptor. He taught me how to choose good woods, carve and finish them. Sadly, the young generation today rarely wants to carry on with Bali's sculpture traditions. This is why I was especially interested in learning. I use woods like suar, jempinis, and benalu wood, which can be obtained from local timber traders. Benalu was not used in sculptures but only as firewood. But I saw the enormous potential in this wood because of its unique and fascinating shapes — no two pieces are ever identical. So I incorporate it into my work. Honestly, I am inspired by my surroundings, from animals and trees to our Balinese culture. My designs are different because I combine benalu wood with other shapes that make each image unique."

"Thank you for your kind support in giving me this loan. I will use this to replenish my stock and add more varieties to my designs."

Use the link below to view Yudi's hand-carved wood sculptures on the NOVICA site: