Indonesian Wood Carvings






These beautiful and elegant carvings of people and animals will grace any home, and the wonderful deep colors of centuries old wood comprise an ideal medium for the portrayal of traditional patterns and carvings that have been passed down through the ages. They are crafted with loving care by people who have an affinity with the creatures they represent and the feelings and traditions they follow in doing so.
There could be no better conversation piece for you and your guests than these lovely pieces that have been carved with pride by fathers that have taught their sons their craft, and explained to them the history and traditions behind each individual piece and design. Each piece is individual and unique, and looks even more natural that the real thing.
The Indonesian wooden puppets are traditional flat carved pieces that have been passed down through centuries. Traditional patterns such as these have a deep history that only the carvers know, and is not revealed to the sons until they are ready to carry on the tradition. All of these are individually carved, and if you acquire them they are only for your home. No one else's, just yours. It will be a unique piece that you can show your guests, and in order to deserve owning it you should learn the history of your piece so that you can relate it to your guests.
Much Indonesian wood carving depict Indonesian history. Throughout its history Indonesia has come under the influence of the Chinese, Japanese, Western Christians, Arab Muslims and Indian Hindus and Buddhists. All of this is portrayed in their wood carvings of deities such as Vishnu, prophets such as Buddha and art forms such as the Chinese and Japanese masks that Indonesia are famous for, and carvings of ferocious winged dragons. These indeed are worth having on your dining room table.
The komodo dragons are so lifelike that you draw back from them as you imaging them moving in the changing light. The colors are deep and rich and continually changing in the changing sunlight. The Indonesian rugs and textiles are colorful and would make a beautiful adornment to any sofa, or even as a unique wall covering.
There is not a doubt that Indonesian art and wood carving would be an adornment to any home of someone that wanted to be different, and to provide their guests with unique talking points. If that sounds like you, it would be a great idea for you to learn something about the background of each piece you own so that you can entertain your guest with tales of mythology and fabulous creatures, and of mysterious Orientals trading their goods and introducing their dragons to a country composed of thousands of islands, each with its own history, art and traditions.
Don't just think about it: acquire a few pieces of Indonesian wood carving and you will find that you will never look back. Visitors will flock to your door demanding invitations to view these wonderful pieces of art.

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