The Ketut Taram Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geograhic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Ketut Taram in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase. Neck arched in a menacing pose, the dragon takes form in an suar wood carving by Ketut Taram. He skillfully represents each fang and claw, detailing the intricate reptilian scales. Dragons are a recurrent theme in Balinese art, revered for their divinity. About the Artist: Ketut Taram; Balinese artist Ketut Taram talks about his sculptures: 'It was my older brother, Made Mudiawan, who taught me to carve sculptures. I saved until I had enough to start my own workshop, and now I'm able to offer employment to other carvers from my village. Balinese culture and tradition inspire my artwork. As the son of a master carver, it is easy and enjoyable for me to transfer my imagination into my work. Through my art I do hope to provide a good life and a better future for my family, especially for my child.'
- Dragons recurrent theme in Balinese art, revered for divinity
- Represents each fang and claw, detailing intricate reptilian scales
- Hand crafted artisan quality
- Each artwork is unique
- Suar wood construction