Balinese Spiritchaser Ornament set Mermaid Elephant Dragon Carved Wood Bali art
Vintage Style Balinese Ornament Set of 5 - Spirit Chaser Guardian, Mermaid, Dewi Sri, Serpent Goddess, Naga Dragon & Elephant crafted in Bali by a talented family of artisans exclusively for Acadia World Traders. Albesia wood, a sustainable fast growing wood is hand carved & hand painted based on traditional Balinese designs. Acrylic paints are applied by hand in shades red, blue & green with highlights of gold leaf.
- Each will have a slightly different face and expression, this is because this is a unique hand crafted item. Sizes may vary a little bit due to handmade nature of this product.
- Set of 5 ornaments
- Complete with cord and ready to hang
- Approx. size: each ornament is 5" to 6" long
- Hand carved & painted in Bali
- Ships FAST from our location in the USA
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 one's home or sacred space will drive away evil spirits and protect the premises from harm.