Crafting Excellence

Competition Details

Award of Excellence for Handicrafts - Kalimantan Egg

by Jason Phillips
Co-authors: Jason Phillips, Mark Phillips, and Julie Phillips

Our sculpted ceramic egg originates on the remote Indonesian island of Kalimantan. Only the lucky eggs with a "magic" moving center—you can hear them rattle when shaken—are selected.

Hand-inscribed with symbols of time on the exterior, the eggs are believed to bring a year of good luck, as long as the center continues to move.

Our good luck was to discover these marvelously curious, ivory-hued objet. Sits on a recycled metal stand.