Here we go! It’s 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time as I write this, and the benefit auction of my carving of the word “Java” in traditional Javanese script has two hours to go–and as you know, all the action happens in the last few minutes!
Here’s the backstory.
I’ve done a carving of the word “Java” in the endangered traditional Javanese script—hand-carved and painted in gold. In an effort to provide direct and tangible support for those working to save and revive their traditional languages (written and spoken) I am auctioning that carving through eBay.
The proceeds from the sale will be split equally between the Endangered Alphabets and Belajar Jawa Kuna, an organization based in Indonesia that is working to preserve the many endangered traditional Indonesian scripts, especially the Old Javanese script.
I’m hoping the opportunity to buy and own this unique carving will attract interest from people interested in languages all over the world. It would even be a great wall sign for a coffee shop, a pun on the word “Java”!
Please share this with anyone you think might be interested. And the link to eBay is:
Yes, the question mark appears to be part of the link!
Please check it out–and please share this through your social media!
All the best,