Balinese Singa Lion Keropak Offering BOX Red Polychrome Hand Carved Cempaka Wood Bali Temple Art
Vintage Singa Lion Old Temple Offering Box called a keropak from Bali in the form of Singa the lion. Finely hand carved of cempaka wood with a polychrome finish in shades of earthy red. The cover slides out to revel a compartment where sacred objects are kept. Has normal signs of wear to the paint, and small stable grain cracks in the wood which are consistent with an object of this age from Bali. I have included several photos for you to review. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need more info. A great piece for your collection or as an art object.
- Approx. Size: 22" L x 9.5 T x 8" W
- Solid wood
- Worn patina consistent with age
- Authentic - Artisan crafted in Bali
- Removable lid
- Ships FAST from our location in the USA by UPS Ground
Barong is an animal deity or spirit in Balinese mythology. He is the king of the spirits and symbolizes goodness. Banas Pati Rajah is believed to be the spirit that drives the Barong and is a protective spirit that accompanies a child through out his life. In Bali each region has a guardian spirit in the forest or land.
Each of these protective spirits are portrayed in the form of certain animals:
Barong Ket : barong lion , barong most common and represents the spirit of goodness.
Landung Barong : Barong giants , Chinese culture has influenced and shaped like Ondel-ondel Betawi.
The boar Barong Bangkal: Barong shaped boar
Barong Macan : barong-shaped leopard or tiger
Naga Barong : Barong shaped dragon or snake