SOLD ITEM 7663 - I W Radia Tilem Nyana and Son Shop Mas Bali wood carving

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I W Radia Tilem Njana and Son Shop, Mas, Bali, wood carving. This rare carved wood bust of a woman features an extraordinary pierce carved halo. It is signed by master carver I W Radia. Radia was probably taught by Ida Bagus Tilem, whose name also appears near Radia's signature. It measures 12 inches tall, 6.5 inches across its halo, 5.5 inches across its bottom and 3 inches thick.Tilem is a nationally recognized carver in Bali. He is the son of, and was taught by, lda Bagus Nyana, another Balinese "national treasure" who received a high national award in recognition of his art in 1974 . For many years he has not sold his beautiful and original carvings, which may be only seen at his home. F Tilem Gallery is one of the finest galleries in Bali, and Mas in particular is home to some of the most talented sculptors. To learn more about the wood carving trade in Bali, please go to:
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