Balinese winged Flying baby Mobile Spirit chaser hand Carved wood Bali art 12"

$ 48.00

 

Our beautiful Chubby Flying Baby is hand carved from albesia wood and hand painted in Bali by talented artisans near the village of Ubud. He is wearing an amulet around his neck for protection and golden brackets and anklets (but not much else) as the is Balinese tradition for all babies. His wings are remove-able for easy shipping and comes with a cord and is ready to hang in a place of honor in your home to chase away negative energy and thoughts. Which should be no problem for this fat and happy baby to do.

Each Baby may vary slightly from the picture, this is because of the artisan crafted nature of this product & your guarantee that you a receiving a true hand crafted work of folk art from Bali.

 

      • Specifications
      • 12" long head to toe
      • 9"wing span
      • Complete with hook & ready to hang
      • Handcrafted in Bali Indonesia
      • 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 one's home or sacred space will drive away evil spirits and protect the premises from harm. 

 

 

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