"I myself have not had the chance to take the time to decorate my own home. I'm just too busy!"
"I was born on November 19, 1968, in a village in Bali. I am the smallest of four children - my father and mother were farmers. I am the only one in my family to become an artisan. I started making crafts when I was in primary school with my friends, around the village. After I finished secondary school I decided to try and make a living from handcrafted art. I began using coconut shells, bamboo, and other readily available materials, and I sold my work to small shops and hotels. And then I started also to make decorative tableware that sold well, but still it was hard for me to make enough to take care of my family.
"And then I met with the people from Novica who right away liked my work and were interested in promoting my products outside of Bali. My situation started getting better, and I could make enough to take care of my family and establish myself properly.
"For me what is funny about life is that after all this time I have been making handcrafted work for people to enjoy, I myself have not had the chance to take the time to decorate my own home. I'm just too busy!"
A sleek asymmetrical vase reveals the fascinating textures of Balinese coconut shell. Ketut Sukayasa creates the piece by hand and applies a rich, brown color. It makes a lovely addition to informal décor.
A mosaic of lively elegance adorns this vase in a unique design by Ketut Sukayasa. He carves the vase by hand of albesia wood, ideal for its dark, rich grain. Sukayasa adorns the vase with coconut shells, resulting in a piece of natural elegance.
Ketut Sukayasa designs a vase of stately elegance as he exalts nature's exquisite beauty. He carves the vase by hand of albesia wood, ideal for its dark, rich grain. Using chippings from coconut shells, Sukayasa creates an elaborate mosaic of hypnotic....read more
A sleek asymmetrical vase reveals the fascinating textures of Balinese coconut shell. Ketut Sukayasa creates the piece by hand and applies a rich ivory color. It makes a fascinating addition to informal decor.
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