Artisan Crafted Ceramic Banana Leaf Theme Vase, "Banana Roll"
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Bali's lush vegetation inspires the art of Putu Oka Mahendra as he designs this original vase. Crafted by hand, it gives the illusion of realistic rolled-up banana leaves.
Putu Oka Mahendra has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in hiring more artisans from his community to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.