Flying CAT ornament mobile set Demon Chaser hand carved Balinese Folk Art 5"
Hand carved in Bali by talented craftsmen. Albesia wood is carved and whimsically painted beige with red, black and green accents. Each cat has a gold collar on. To use as a fun mobile or as ornaments. A great gift for the cat lover in your life!
Each cat may have differences in placement of painting or carving. This is not a flaw but a reflection of the hand crafted origins of this unique product.
- Comes ready to hang with nylon filament and hook.
- the size is about
- 5" long
- wing span 5"
Story of Winged Spirit 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.