Coconut shell sculpture, 'Pegasus, the Winged Horse' (Indonesia)
Pegasus, the singed horse of Greek legend, frolics in a beautiful sculpture by Putra Suteja. Keeping her late husband's artisan heritage alive, Eka removes the husk from a coconut shell and polishes the piece to a sheen before carving the images. Bea more...
Wood sculpture, 'Guardian of the Home' (Indonesia)
Baring fierce fangs, a powerful dragon displays his strength. Three menacing heads arise from its sinuously coiled body. Highly respected in Indonesia, dragons are believed to be the guardians of the gods. Ketut Taram carves the mythical creature fro more...
Wood sculpture, 'Guardian Winged Lion' (Indonesia)
Seated, a winged lion roars a defiant challenge. In Balinese folklore, the winged lion is hoped to help achieve balance between the skala and the niskala, or "the real and unreal worlds." This exquisite figure represents the harmony of physical and s more...
Wood sculpture, 'Immortal Dragon' (Indonesia)
Ketut Taram depicts Naga, son of Gadru in a stunning suar wood sculpture. These dragons are immortal, the only survivors of 1,000 eggs laid by the Goddess Gadru. Despite their fearsome form, they are highly revered. They dwell in the dimension below more...
Wood statuette, 'Baby Dragon' (Indonesia)
The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity in their culture, a motif that has not escaped the artistic eye of Ketut Taram. Believed to be the guardian of the gods, this baby suar wood dragon with win more...
Wood statuette, 'Dragon's Head' (Indonesia)
With sharp fangs and a menacing pose, the Balinese dragon arches its scaly neck. A traditional guardian of the gods, the fierce creature boasts a bearded chin and jagged spikes along its spine. Ketut Taram sculpts a dragon head in extraordinary detai more...