Beautiful mirror, made by skilled Indonesian craftsmen. The wooden sides are beautifully hand carved and are made of teak wood. Read the story..
The inspiration for the engravings comes from irregular shapes and patterns that are formed in dry and sandy areas under the influence of the wind.
The skills required to create these particular patterns were found in North Java, where master sculptors passed on the ancient carving skills from father to son. Today, the demand for traditional items with deeply carved patterns of leaves and flowers is declining. Younger generations can often earn more by working in garment factories or tourism. As a result, most active traditional sculptors are of advanced age and can retire for the next five to ten years. Using their craftsmanship to develop new markets can help keep a tradition alive.
No special maintenance required. Cleaning can be done with a cloth with little water. Remove any moisture that remains after cleaning with a dry cloth.