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Q & A with Vika Shop

January 26, 2022 3 min read

handpainted wooden signs on display in shop

Vika Shop

We visit Deglo  and his wife Wayan in Tegallalang district in the Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia. A long time connection and artisan of the Bazaar, Deglo and Wayan are known for being the makers of our wooden and metal signs with funny, cheeky or lovable truths and sayings on them.

A good sign says it all! 

We have known Deglo and his shop for many, many years and as evidenced by the photo they keep of Peggy and him enjoying a beverage after a busy day of buying. 

Thesehand-painted signs have brought smilies to the faces of many at the Bazaar, in one recent review the person stated "I have bought a number of hammered silver covered signs from your Bazaar such as Karma, Happy, Dream, Be Kind and ::Let it Go... I have decided to put them around my kitchen. I get such a happy feeling when I see them in the early morning light, just makes my day!" 

So we hope you enjoy learning about the faces behind them! 

A photo of Peggy and Deglo sipping a beverage out of a coconuts! 

Q&A's

OWB: Who else besides your partner helps you in the business and with manufacturing?

We work with many people to do painting and finishing. One of my painters name is Yoni, he is very skilled at what he does. You can often find him with his children visiting him here. 

Besides my wife and sometimes my parent that help me to work...to make my product. When I need  somebody to help me, it is my worker, Gusti Biang and Kadek is the worker for finishing of the product. While Yoni, Kadek Gagah,Irwan, Witono, Nafis, Nyoman, are my painters..but some times my wife can do the painting also, she is very talented.

OWB: DELGO ALSO MENTIONS THAT HIS WIFE IS HIS INSPIRATION FOR MANY OF THE DESIGNS. WHEN THEY FIRST OPENED THE SHOP ALL THE IDEAS STREAMED FROM HER, THEN OF COURSE THE INTERNET HELPED TO GIVE OTHER IDEAS, THEN CREATIVITY ALSO COMES FROM HIS CUSTOMERS AS WELL.

OWB: Indonesia and Bali in particular have handled Covid relatively well but with the lack of visitors what have been some of the challenges you have faced in the last year??

The orders have slowed down a lot and cargo has been late to pick up the orders which has made me late to get money. Which when you have to pay so many works it becomes a very difficult thing.   

 Most of the materials come from Kintamani, Bangll district on the island. Delgo says the favourite thing to make is the wooden signs because of the skill involved to do it. The painters like to use their skills and the handmade quality to the each piece differentiates them from many similar companies on the market.

 

OWB: Bali is a pretty special place to visit from our perspective what is your favourite part about living there?

 

D: In my place there is lots of green space. The people living in the village are very friendly, and every month there are ceremonies were we meet with all the family. The kids like that, because they meet with the family and play together with the other kids.

OWB: What is keeping you motivated right now and bringing you and happiness?

 

What makes me happy is staying healthy and happy, healthy family life is very important. We are happy when we see the kids are healthy as well.

 

Shop some of our favourite items from Delgo and his team below! 

Shop wooden signs from Vika Shop!

You heard the sign, be awesome!

$24.00

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Love is love, show some pride!

$24.00

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Adventure is calling, you must go!

 $24.00

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Eat Pray Love -filmed in Ubud! 

 

$19.95

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