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Dipeek Chand And His New Venture

Mr Chand is a Civil Engineering student at the Fiji National Uni­versity and currently operates his business from 339 Ratu Mara Road, Nabua, Suva. He is originally from Ra.
10 Mar 2019 16:36
Dipeek Chand And His New Venture
Wood carving design designed by Dipeek Chand.

Wood carving designs he saw in shops inspired 22-year-old Dipeek Chand to start his own business from home.

Mr Chand is a Civil Engineering student at the Fiji National Uni­versity and currently operates his business from 339 Ratu Mara Road, Nabua, Suva. He is originally from Ra.

“In year 2017, I tried to make something from wood. I thought of unique designs. When I completed my first art, I received positive feedback from family members. That inspired me to start wood carving,” he said.

“I have sold many of my creations from home, and some are in New Zealand, United State of America, and Sri Lanka. This has become my daily income as I have to pay my rent and to send some to my parents back in Ra.”

Mr Chand said the challenges he faces are; that he does not own a shop and does not have fixed cus­tomers to buy his art.

Dipeek Chand

Dipeek Chand 

“I am using hand tools to design my work and I try to do unique pieces to make it attractive, so that people are interested in buying,” said the 22-year-old.

“I want to make people happy when they see my pieces.

Prices are based on the designs and the size of board or wood pre­ferred. The pieces range from $100 – $150 for a board bigger than A3 size.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

Feedback: swashna.chand@fijisun.com.fj

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