The Many-Handed Farmer
In doing research about the threatened agricultural economy in Bali, I came across Bapak Gendil. The grandfather of one of my friends, I had meant to interview him about his family's ricefields. When I arrived, however, he was busy making hands.
Bapak Gendil, like many Balinese, is not just a farmer. He is also an artist. In this case, he is the third generation of woodcarvers, and wooden hands are his family's specialty.