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    Hi everyone,
    Thanks a lots to let me join to you guys. We’re a team from Indonesia and we working as wood carving. The artist of this Buddha sculpture is Sabar “Balinese” He is a really nice artist to buddha sculptures and we are looking for a new colors to decorating or crafts.

    This time is a sculpture with White Wash finishing and I would apreciate what do you guys thinking about this color. We also have and other idea that I’ll post for your opinion.

    If someone is interesting to buy this sculpture:

    Buy buddha sculpture

    Thank you and waiting opinion about color.
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  • #2
    I like the white wash. I think it added more depth by highlighting and giving contrast.
    Greg

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    • #3
      Hi just wondering if the wood carvers are still being hurt,.... by the people who sell your items......I know the merchants take the money and the wood carvers get hardly nothing.....Have you found a way to stop this kind of action? Some of the best wood carving in the world I have seen come from your islands, yet the wood carver is not even noted nor is the name on the work. As an artist,.... I wonder if this has stopped on your islands? Does the wood carver get credit for the work???? ....and not abused by the money making system? How are you handling this suitation? Also your work is sold mostly to tourist, which is a commercial product. Do you miss the past artistic freedom?
      . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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      • #4
        These islands have wood carving towns, with nothing but wood carvers.....the craft is passed from generation to generation. But like I said you go into these places these people are living third world and the merchant has a brand new car. The western ideal has come into the islands but as in all things we wonder if it has hurt the art and most of all the wood carver. I love Buddha in fact I have a few from your islands ....they are very old and the craftsman work is outstanding.. I like the old style of browns and the greens in coloring.
        . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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        • #5
          I have a wood carving friend from another island in the Asian ocean..... he was like you, but he learned how to use the internet and sell his own work. Not on this site....this is just a wood carvers share your work forum.... plus you have to go where the big money is. He is famous world wide today.....because he makes beautiful work,..., in fact he just open up his own shop. Today he and his work is appreciated and wanted around the world. I hope the same for your people, like I said some of the most outstanding work I have seen come from your generations wood carvers of passing down the craft to your children. I always prayed that some day the artist and their work and who they are,....will be given full credit.
          The issue is that refusing to allow super talented people to pursue their best opportunities, wherever those opportunities may be, is inherently unfair to individuals. Balancing that against the needs of a wood carver who is very talented..... is complicated. Is this a big problem with your people still? That the artist does all the work and the next man gets all the money? Do you struggle massive but in a different way?
          Last edited by DiLeon; 10-18-2016, 12:57 PM.
          . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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          • #6
            Fair trade aside, the other thing you need to think of is the differences in environmental conditions. I spent a good deal of time in the Far East and brought home quite a few carvings. I only have one left and it's a carving of a stallion reared up on it's hind legs. I've had to super glue it's ears and legs a number of times over the years. I probably should have dumped it in the trash but I just can't bear to part with it. It's got too many sentimental values! All of the other carving dried out and split. Another example is our favorite Chinese Restaurant. The family is actually from Singapore and their restaurant is decorated with large wood Buddha's and other things from the Chinese Zodiac. All have developed serious splits from the difference in climate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dileon View Post
              I have a wood carving friend from another island in the Asian ocean..... he was like you, but he learned how to use the internet and sell his own work. Not on this site....this is just a wood carvers share your work forum.... plus you have to go where the big money is. He is famous world wide today.....because he makes beautiful work,..., in fact he just open up his own shop. Today he and his work is appreciated and wanted around the world. I hope the same for your people, like I said some of the most outstanding work I have seen come from your generations wood carvers of passing down the craft to your children. I always prayed that some day the artist and their work and who they are,....will be given full credit.
              The issue is that refusing to allow super talented people to pursue their best opportunities, wherever those opportunities may be, is inherently unfair to individuals. Balancing that against the needs of a wood carver who is very talented..... is complicated. Is this a big problem with your people still? That the artist does all the work and the next man gets all the money? Do you struggle massive but in a different way?
              Dear Dileo,
              My name is Setia Wati from Jawa. Unfortunately everything is like you said. Many trader come to Indonesia and push to get the most cheap price, not really care about the artist more than the price. Around 6 month ago one Master carver tried to find some students for teach them the carving technique but nobody wanted. Like you said, the artist take a small money for his wonderful job. Our goal is make a big team to keep the tradition of the carving and hand made decoration. It is really difficult, the final customer don't really want to pay much for our items, they are thinking we'are making a lots of money but not really thinking about 20% commisions for Marketplaced, 35% to 50% shipping cost and 9% payments cost. Our idea is working for ourself in the future, after 4 years we are finding the way to do it step by step. Thanks! and so sorry for my bad english

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GregGerard View Post
                I like the white wash. I think it added more depth by highlighting and giving contrast.
                Thanks! It was my idea to do something different and Sabar "Buddha artist" did it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post
                  Fair trade aside, the other thing you need to think of is the differences in environmental conditions. I spent a good deal of time in the Far East and brought home quite a few carvings. I only have one left and it's a carving of a stallion reared up on it's hind legs. I've had to super glue it's ears and legs a number of times over the years. I probably should have dumped it in the trash but I just can't bear to part with it. It's got too many sentimental values! All of the other carving dried out and split. Another example is our favorite Chinese Restaurant. The family is actually from Singapore and their restaurant is decorated with large wood Buddha's and other things from the Chinese Zodiac. All have developed serious splits from the difference in climate.
                  Hello Edd,
                  Actually, Wayan is the one that try to keep the best condition to the wood, if the wood "after carved" is not enough dry, He will keep it and we waiting the ok from him.
                  After 4 years We didn't get any email about bad condition of the wood. We always try to do our best.

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                  • #10
                    Our goal is make a big team to keep the tradition of the carving and hand made decoration. It is really difficult, the final customer don't really want to pay much for our items, they are thinking we'are making a lots of money but not really thinking about 20% commisions for Marketplaced, 35% to 50% shipping cost and 9% payments cost. Our idea is working for ourself in the future, after 4 years we are finding the way to do it step by step. Thanks! and so sorry for my bad english
                    Perhaps all the artist working together will hopefully work for you. Wish the best in the future. Your English is great. I am glad things are getting better for the wood carver. Honestly here in the USA ... we have an issue with people not paying enough for the carvings as you say.
                    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Baliexclusivo View Post

                      Hello Edd,
                      Actually, Wayan is the one that try to keep the best condition to the wood, if the wood "after carved" is not enough dry, He will keep it and we waiting the ok from him.
                      After 4 years We didn't get any email about bad condition of the wood. We always try to do our best.
                      We call preparing the wood, curing the wood. Curing wood is when you pre-dry it before carving so that it will not split after carving. In the United States wood used for carving is cured two ways. One way is open drying where it is rough cut and stacked outside to air dry in the open environment for a period of time. The best wood to carve is kiln dried, also known as oven dried. The wood is placed in a giant oven and heated to a certain temperature for a certain amount of time.

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                      • #12
                        Baliexclusivo
                        Check
                        your PM
                        In God we trust everyone else pays cash
                        Rafton Lefort

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                        • #13
                          I wish you and your other craftsman the best in you endeavors. Just wish I had some enlighting information to give you. Your carving is great.
                          . . .JoeB

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                          • #14
                            I would like to learn more about your carving process... Methods/tools/finishing...
                            More pictures would be great.
                            Does one carver carve and do the finishing from start to finish?
                            Thanks
                            Greg

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GregGerard View Post
                              I would like to learn more about your carving process... Methods/tools/finishing...
                              More pictures would be great.
                              Does one carver carve and do the finishing from start to finish?
                              Thanks
                              For sure! I had a lots of pictures before I lost all by broken card But I'll post more the most soon possible to the comunity

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