ART & STATUARY
Fair Trade Wood Carvings From Bali
Personal Note from our supplier: “When I first conceived the Inner Voice piece (first in the series) I wanted to produce it in wood but quickly found out that to do so in this country would be prohibitively expensive. I was concerned about having it carved off shore because I didn't want the work done by people working in substandard conditions. I recently had the opportunity to go to Bali, and there I found a wonderful family of wood carvers that operate in the courtyard of their home.
I was able to see their entire operation and know that the carvers they employ are well treated (most are family members), and that the business I was able to give them will create a better life for the family. I have also committed a portion of the proceeds from the wood carvings to help pay for the education of a young woman that I met in Bali. She desperately wants to go to college to become a teacher, and her family is not in a position to pay the full cost of this for her.”
This family-run Artist Coop in Bali currently produces 4 styles of hand-carved Goddesses for us. We hope you will like them as much as we do. Here is a picture of one of the family artists at work:
~ Your Inner Voice Goddess Statue ~
This beautiful, hand-carved, wooden Goddess holds a quartz orb as she peacefully sits and meditates. The perfect piece to set on your altar as you meditate on gifts you receive from the Goddess and offer your gifts to Her. Orb is fixed and not removable. There is a small area behind the orb that will hold your offering, perfect for small crystals, stones, herbs, or a handwritten prayer or request. Hand carved by Fair Trade Artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Please allow for variations. 8 inches high and 7.5 inches wide. Because she is carved of wood, she would be a great statue to represent Asherah.
~ “Dolphin Dreamer” Wall Hanging ~
$45.00 -- $54.00
This beautiful wall plaque depicts the Goddess within the spirit of the Dolphin. In the Near East, the dolphin was worshipped as the great Cosmic Mother, the Dolphin Goddess, who presided over fecundity and the mysteries of birth of all living beings. For centuries tales were told of how her representatives, the kind dolphins, accompanied and guided the souls of the dead on their journey across the cosmic sea. This beautifully carved piece can be hung on a wall or used as an altar plaque. Hand carved by Fair Trade Artisans in Bali, Indonesia. 13 inches long x 5.5 inches at widest point.
~ Soaring Goddess Wall Hanging ~
This beautiful Goddess soars and spreads her wings as she becomes one with the Spirit. Rhiannon, the great Queen, Goddess of birds and horses, enchantments, fertility and the underworld comes to mind.Can be hung on a wall or used as an altar plaque. Hand carved by Fair Trade Artisans in Bali, Indonesia. Please allow for variations. 14 inches high x 8.5 at widest point.
~ Serenity ~
The Goddess sits quietly in meditation.She sits in the Full Lotus, with her hands in her lap.Her arms and legs form shapes that are gently rounded, flowing, fulsome and feminine. She holds within her flowing Self the pregnant potential of all probability.She is All.She is One.She is Us. Hand carved by Fair Trade Artisans in Bali, Indonesia.
Aspects of the Goddess
Charming little lead-free, pewter Goddesses mounted on a gleaming, iridescent glass base. All 2.5 to 3 inches tall. Only $9.95 each for these lovely altar-quality pieces!