Balinese Flying Mermaid Mobile Mother baby Crib Guardian Bali wood carving Art

$ 54.95

 



 Mermaid Mother & Child Mobile

This whimsical mobile is  crafted in Bali by a talented family of artisans. Albesia wood, a sustainable fast growing wood is hand carved & hand painted with a vibrant purple & lavender acrylic  paints and decorated with touches of gold leaf on her flowing wings. The faces are so sweet! I have several of these to list. Each goddess will have a slightly different face than the goddess pictured. This is because this is a unique hand crafted item. They are all beautiful.

Perfect in a child's room. Or a special gift for your special Mom!

Each mobile will be slightly different in carving and paint placement, this is not a flaw, but a reflection of the handcrafted origins of this unique product

The wings are removable for easy shipping. Complete with cord and ready to hang.

  • Specifications
  • 15" long head to tail  
  • 6" wing span
  • sustainable albesia wood
  • handcrafted in Bali Indonesia

  Story of Winged Guardians

The Flying Winged Spirit Guardians (also sometimes called "Cradle or Crib Guardians" or "Demon Chasers") 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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