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Wooden carvings information
We love Bali and the Balinese people and we hope that some of their joy for living and passion can be seen in the products and artifacts that we have here...
Many of our carvings are produced in the central region of the island of Bali and are made from Soar Wood. Needless to say, they are not factory produced. All carvings are crafted by family run co-operatives, usually in their own homes. Most of the carvers work in the same street which you can walk from one end to the other and see different carvings at different stages of completion. At on end, for example, you might see a carver starting out on a simple trunk of wood with a chainsaw or small hatchet loosely carving out the basic design shape. Somewhere in the middle you might come across a carver working on a piece that is no more than a crude carved trunk on one side and a near completed carving on the other.
At the far end of the street you might see another carver putting the final intricate finished detailing to a carving. What is also interesting is that although they live and work separately, all ther carvers tend to commune for their meals and breaks which tend to be prepared by the women.
We buy from a number of different families. As these products are hand-carved designs or poses may vary slightly.