Inspired by a Balinese folktale, these sparrows tell the story of a bird family and a rice farmer. When the farmer begins the harvest without waiting for his neighbors to help him, the sparrows know it is time to teach their chicks to fly. The birds are individually hand-carved and colored with a water-based silvery gilt. These beautiful sculptures serve as a reminder that sometimes we are well served by taking responsibility for ourselves and our world.
Made by hand in Indonesia. Albesia wood with water-based gilt. Clockwise from top left: Large bird: approximately 3 7/8"H x 5"W x 2 3/4"D. Medium bird: approximately 3 1/2"H x 4 3/4"W x 2 1/2"D: Small bird: approximately 3"H x 3 1/2"W x 2"D.
The intercultural husband and wife artisan team of Andrea Philips and Nyoman Suma Artha make their home in Indonesia, where they are committed to serving their family and community by providing opportunities for fair trade work in traditional and sustainable crafts.