A loan of $1,200 helped to stock up on the wood he needs for his hand-carved artistry.

Ketut's story

Ketut is a Balinese artisan who specializes in hand-carved wood chess sets and relief panels. He hopes to stock up on the materials he needs for his hand-carved artistry.

Ketut has been selling through NOVICA since 2000. This is his story:

"Ever since I can remember, all I really wanted to do was to make chess tables. It's always our dreams and our belief in life that give us the best results, no matter how difficult the dream or how sore our feet get during the journey. The master carver who taught me encouraged me to be creative and I got the idea to create chess sets, not only in the Western style, but also in one that reflects Balinese culture.

"I need capital to buy wood for my chess sets and game sets. I want to offer my thanks for all the effort and support that you give to me, so my workshop can grow and I can give work to others. God bless you for all your help."

Use the link below to view Ketut's hand-carved chess sets and relief panels on the NOVICA site:

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