Decorative cow head skull with a plant and candles
Decorative cow head skull with a plant and candles
Decorative cow head skull on a wall
Two decorative cow head skulls on wooden boxes
Balinese Hand-Carved Cow Head
Balinese Hand-Carved Cow Head
Balinese Hand-Carved Cow Head

Balinese Hand-Carved Cow Head

$395.00 USD

This is a one-of-a-kind traditional home décor piece made by Jutawan Kadek, an artisan living in Ubud, Bali. Each piece is hand-carved with a traditional Balinese pattern.

After cultural celebrations, Jutawan collects and repurposes each cow head by creating a unique art piece for your home. The authentic cow head is ethically sourced in rural North Bali. Once the skulls have been sourced, Jutawan washes and shaves off the first layer. A protective coating is then applied to protect and sustain the material. After this, he spends, on average, three days to hand-carve a unique pattern on the skull or to hand-paint a traditional Balinese story. It takes fine detailing to perfect this craft. 

Dimensions: 13" (w) x 24" (l) 
Material: 100% Cow Head
Weight: 8lbs
Handmade In: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Shipping: Each cow head is securely wrapped and packaged to ensure it safely arrives at your home. The horns are also detachable for safe and easy shipping.

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.

Each item sold by Department of Artisans employs an equal profit-sharing model.

Simply put, we make as much as our artisans do. The average split for each product is 40% artisan contribution, 40% DOA contribution, 20% importing + shipping fees. This means, our profits are the same as our artisans and we don't mark-up our prices like traditional retailers.

The 40% artisan contribution goes towards the cost of materials, the maker, and the project manager. The 40% DOA contribution goes towards marketing + operating expenses, and community initiatives. The 20% importing + shipping fees is paid out to each country during the exporting/importing process.

All shipments are securely packaged for safe and prompt delivery. We are happy to offer shipping worldwide. Please allow 1-2 business days for order processing.

Delivery Times
  • Standard Shipping: 4-8 Business Days
  • Express Shipping: 2-3 Business Days
United States
  • Standard Shipping - Complimentary
  • Express Shipping - $25.00
  • Standard Shipping - Complimentary
  • Express Shipping - $25.00
Everywhere Else
  • Standard Shipping: Orders > $250 - Complimentary
  • Standard Shipping: Orders < $250 - $25.00
  • Express Shipping - $40.00