Bali Flying Frog Mobile winged Demon Chaser carved wood Balinese Art Blue 12"

$ 39.00

 

 

Charming folk art winged flying frog is hand carved in Bali by talented Balinese craftspeople. Albesia wood is carved and whimsically painted in blue with red highlights and goldleaf trim. Comes ready to hang with cord and hook already attached. Wings are removable for easy shipping. A fun mobile for your home. Great to hang in a window. Very cute for a holiday tree too! Or a great gift for the person who loves frog! Each frog may vary slightly in carving and painting. This is not a flaw, but a reflection of the handcrafted origins of this unique product.

 

      • Will add a whimsical touch to any space!
      • the size of each frog is about
      • 12"  long
      • 15" wing span

 

Story of Winged Guardians

The Flying Winged Spirit Guardians (also sometimes called "Cradle Guardians") myth goes all the way back ancient Majapahit Mythology,  the roots of Balinese culture and art. 

These Guardian figures are still produced by Balinese artisans today for they have deep cultural & spiritual significance. Typically these carvings have been used in temples or homes since ancient times to ward off evil spirits. They are always hung in a high spot, or if a statue placed on a beam or shelf looking down towards a door or window. Many types may be found from flying angels (known as "Dewi" which means "Goddess" in Balinese), animals or strange hybrids, such as head of a horse head & tail of a fish, or "Gajamina" head of an elephant & tail of a fish. It is believed that a Flying Guardian placed in ones home or sacred space will drive away evil spirits and protect the premises from harm. 

 

 

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