We’re not exactly sure when the name POSH Graffiti was coined to describe the beautiful alphabets and decorations created by Emily Readett-Bayley and her team of highly skilled, Balinese wood carvers, with whom she has worked for over 30 years, but the name describes the hand-carved wooden lettering perfectly and it was the obvious name for our e-commerce website when we launched it in 2006.
Emily continues to work with the same farming village and craft community today and over the years many more designs have been created, but the first alphabet, which is loosely based on the Medieval English, Caslon Old Face font remains a best seller.
There have been big changes in Bali but much of life in the farming communities inland has remained constant. Here farmers cultivate fast growing Albizia trees around their rice fields and wood-carving acts as an important secondary industry that compliments the agricultural cycle. In these times of great uncertainty this sustainable and ethical business model seems even more important than ever.