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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.