Wood mask,’Epic Monkey King. An extraordinary depiction of majestic elegance and a courageous heart, this mask of Sugriwa, King of the Monkeys, is imbued with the artistic grace of legends. Nyoman Subrata hand-carves this ally of Rama from suar wood with sumptuous detail, as Sugriwa’s fearsome expression is softened by an ornate headdress and crown. Subrata’s excellence as a wood carver are evident in the refined perfection of his work, rendering this mask a true treasure. Sugriwa is one of the Ramayana’s many heroes, he commanded a simian army to help Rama in rescuing his beloved Sita from the evil king Rahwana. The astonishing skill and talent of the master carver is evident in this superlative piece. It makes a captivating accent piece and collector’s item. MORE FROM THIS ARTIST. 10.8 inches H x 10.3 inches W x 5.0 inches D. Each artwork is unique — wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture. Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive. As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next. By cutting out all traditional middlemen we can bring you the best prices on the highest quality items, direct from the region of origin. Standard to Lower 48 United States. Expedited to Lower 48 United States. 2 to 4 weeks. Ships direct from NOVICA office in Indonesia. All major credit cards accepted. Biography of Nyoman Subrata. The artistry of I Nyoman Subrata has been featured in dozens of periodicals in Asia, Europe, and the U. And on PBS television. My brother belonged to a group of master carvers in Bali who worked side-by-side for decades. In the beginning, my older brother, Wayan Sukamara, taught me the various techniques of sanding and finishing. In 1974 I began to sculpt, taking inspiration from some of the finest statues and carvings of our region. The traditional forms and poses were of strong beauty and fine workmanship, which inspired me to learn this style. My favorite statue themes are the Singa, Chili, Garuda, Sri Pudhak, Legong, and Barong. Rama and Sita are my favorite subjects for masks; these are traditional characters in religious mythology and offer a variety of ways for an artist to express creativity and style. For the past four or five years my work has been featured in exhibits in Bali. The influence of my younger years has continued to guide my work. 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. In 1977 I married Nyoman Jati. We now have four girls and one boy; three of them have finished school. We live in the same village where I was born. I have a funny story, one you might not understand if you did not grow up in Bali: It happened once when I brought some of my carvings to Denpasar, our biggest town. I visited the shopping center there, and saw an escalator for the very first time. I really wanted to try it, but, not understanding how it worked, I tripped and fell. Everybody laughed at me. They thought it was very funny, but I was terribly embarrassed! ” “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. MORE FROM THE ARTIST. LEARN MORE ABOUT NOVICA. The item “Indonesian Wood Mask’Epic Monkey King’ Wall Sculpture Hand Carved NOVICA Bali” is in sale since Saturday, February 13, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Indonesian”. The seller is “novica.com” and is located in See Item Description. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Indonesia
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Indonesia