NOVICA - Ketut Sandi
Jayaprana and Layonsari are forever reunited in this hand carved backgammon set by Ketut Sandi. According to legend, the king was mad with desire for Layonsari, and so had her husband, Jayaprana, killed. Rather than submit to the monarch, Layonsari kills herself, and joins her beloved husband in heaven. Sandi's expertise is evident in the detailed and expressive images of the eternal lovers. He uses manual tools to carve the lovers' portraits from kepelan wood. The checkers and dice are all carved by hand from sono wood; the lighter pieces are carved from the external part of the wood
Hey, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a work of art!