Total loan: $3,000
Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts
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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of suar and crocodile wood, as well as hire additional carvers for his workshop.
Nyoman is an artisan from Bali who specializes in masks and wood sculptures. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of suar and crocodile wood, as well as hire additional carvers for his workshop. Nyoman has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story: Nyoman was taught to carve by his brother. "The traditional forms and poses are of strong beauty and fine workmanship, which inspired me to learn this style. My favorite themes to work on are characters in religious mythology, because they offer a variety of ways for an artist to express creativity and style. What I wish now is to continue upholding the values of those who taught and inspired me, while being able to continue taking very good care of my family and my woodcarving group." "I am having a difficult time now because many of the carvers that helped me to produce the statues and carved items prefer to leave their creative job and work in the construction business instead because the income is higher there. Thanks to this loan, I will be able to buy wood and find new carvers who can help me to carve classic Balinese statuettes. This way I will be prepared for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for your support!" Use the link below to view Nyoman's masks and wood sculptures on the NOVICA site: