Balinese Dewi Sri Mobile Winged Rice Goddess Spiritchaser Wood Bali Art Teal
Naked Dewi Sri The Fertility Goddess Cradle Guardian Mobile. Hand carved and painted on the Island of Bali, Dewi Sri is completely hand carved by the talented carvers in Bali from Albesia wood. A sustainable tropical wood grown and harvested for carving. Nude with only a sarong draped over her nether regions, this Dewi is funky and adorable. This Dewi can be hung up against a wall or from your ceiling whichever you like
- Each Goddess is hand painted with great attention to detail, in rich shades of teal, with touches of gold leaf. A really unique addition to your home or your collection of Balinese Flying mobiles! Each Dewi may be slightly different than the photo, this is because of the hand crafted nature of this product. Come complete with cord for hanging.
- The wings are removable for easy shipping.
- about 21" long Top of wings to feet - about 12"wing span
- Hand carved & painted in Bali
- Ships fast from the USA
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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