Jutawan Kadek was born and raised in North Ubud. His father passed down the craft of skull carving to him at a young age and he has now practiced it for over 15 years.
Traditionally, full cows and buffalos were prepared and cooked at celebratory events. This craft then began as a recycle, reduce, reuse idea. Without any waste, the rest of the animal was used to make jewelry, homeware products, and now home decor.
Jutawan is 27 years old and with a young family. More recently, he was able to transform his passion for hand-carving art from being a side hobby to a professional practice. It takes him roughly 2-3 days to clean and handcarve and/or handpaint each skull. We are excited to empower him as an entrepreneur and see him grow with the Department of Artisans.