NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, searches the world to work directly with the finest artisan designers. In Southeast Asia it is said that when Buddha's mother was about to give birth, she dreamt a white elephant came to her offering a lotus, symbol of purity and knowledge. When Buddha is depicted riding an elephant, it is believe it will bring good luck and health. Putu Oka Mahendra transforms legend into a mesmerizing ceramic teapot featuring a rattan handle.
Putu Oka Mahendra says,
"Oka Mahendra opened a showroom in memory of his mother... She was a woman full of energy and highly self-confident."