I have been getting Moon Faces from Ed Dunk
who lives in Bali. His listing in the 1999Tucson directory is :
Box 547,Lotus, CA 95651.
Tel:(530) 622-6015. I don’t know from this address. I’ve bought
from Ed for about 10 years, either when he came through L.A.
from Indonesia &/or at Tucson. I will say that I have tried to
order things from Ed on several occasions, including some custom
carvings, and was consistently disappointed (i.e. he never
delivered on the promised order).He’s a “laid back kinda guy”,
but his carvers produce fine work and he is a good resource.
Ergo, I gave up dealing with him on that basis, but stocked up
like crazy when he had a good supply at Tucson last year (Fish
Frenzy among Tucson buyers is a serious incentive).I even managed
to assemble a number of paired faces. If you’re not looking for
mass quantities, and just need a few to get you by, I could send
you a few. They are in different sizes, by the way, so you need
to be descriptive. Incidently, the material he uses -as do most
of the Bali resources for this item- is deerhorn or bone. Both
materials produce a near-white, the deerhorn having a faint
grey-ish cast. There can be surface “irregularities”, but I’m
neurotically fussy about my choices, so my pieces are nice.Some
pieces are produced from fossilized mammoth or marine ivory
acquired from Alaska. Those pieces will be more one-of-a -kind,
with variations of colour and size. (I’m not sure I’d sell these,
anyway.). They are also about twice as costly. If you’re
interested, contact me directly at
@margeryjewelryart. I’m a designer, not a dealer, so
this is more of a goodwill offer than a make-me-rich retail
proposition. If you need big stock, contact Ed.