Arowana Fish

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Everything you need to know

This bronze Arowana fish is fitted on a custom made stand. The sculpture is handcrafted with much eye for detail by our craftsmen and women in Java, Indonesia. Each scale has been hand carved into the bronze carefully.

Our inspiration

Earth’s underwater life and the value we attach to its many creatures is what inspired us to create this piece. The Arowana specifically is a fish native to Asia, Australia and South America. The name comes from the Indonesian terms arwana or nirwana and translates to fish of paradise. Similarly, in Chinese culture, it is often seen as a symbol of luck, wealth and prosperity as part of Feng Shui customs. Asian Arowanas are listed as endangered by the 2006 IUCN Red List largely due to its popularity as an aquarium fish.

Dimensions of the Arowana fish

the Arowana fish:
Length: 40 cm / 16 inches
Width: 8.5 cm / 3.4 inches
Height: 23.5 cm / 9.3 inches

Base:
Width: 28 cm / 11 inches
Length: 32 cm / 13 inches
Height: 20 cm / 8 inches

please note that this sculpture may have some small naturally occurring white spots

Sustainability

Our bronze sculptures, including this Arowana fish sculpture, are made from upcycled metals such as old pipelines. Our craftsmen and women collect this scrap waste which they then put them in an oven at very high temperatures. Once the scrap waste pieces melt, the new raw material is ready to be used. We then use this virgin material to make our bronze sculptures. As bronze is a very eco and labour intensive material to mine, we feel it makes much more sense to reuse the material that has already been created than to extract it – again.

Who made it

Lastly, when it comes to our working conditions, we work exclusively with Indonesian craftsmen and women on both Bali and Java. This piece specifically was made in Java, Indonesia. All of our craftsmen and women get paid a living wage that exceeds what the Indonesian Law requires. Their income is enough for a comfortable home, food, education, ceremonies, and more.

Questions?

Finally, do you still have any questions about this bronze Arowana fish sculpture? Feel free to reach out to us via Whatsapp + 31 6 17123402 or email info@sooka.com and we will get back to you shortly.

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