Balinese Rangda demon queen Mask Wall art Hand Carved crocodile wood Bali Art
Balinese Rangda Mask, Demon Queen and Goddess of the Cemetery. She is beautifully hand carved & finely detailed by Balinese Master Carver Nyoman Sudara from a solid chunk of crocodile wood. Crocodile wood is a beautiful hardwood. The face & the headdresses of Rangda is carved with amazing detail with protruding tongue & fierce fangs. Perfect for the mask collector or a gorgeous addition to your home decor.
Known as the Demon Queen of the leyaks in Balinese mythology. Terrifying and powerful, Rangda is the leader of witches and demons & queen of the graveyard. She fights against the forces of good in the Barong Dance, the battle between Barong the Lion and Rangda The Witch. This dance represents the eternal struggle between the forces of good and evil where neither ever wins thus creating a fine balance between the two forces.
Rangda is a also associated with Durga the Hindu mother warrior goddess, and Kali the dark mother goddess of destruction, transformation and protection in Hinduism. While Rangda is fearsome and the personification of evil, she is nevertheless a protective goddess in Bali, the same as Kali is a benevolent mother goddess in the India.
- Approx. size: Size ~ 9" tall x 8" wide x 4" deep
- Solid wood
- Please expect slight variations in wood grain, coloration and carving due to the handcrafted & natural origins of this unique product
- Artisan crafted in Bali
- Ships FAST from our location in the USA