Flying horse Mobile Winged seahorse Merhorse Balinese Carved wood Bali Art 21"
Mythical winged seahorse Balinese demon chaser mobile, hand carved in Bali by talented crafts people. Traditional mobiles like this are used as guardians, the Balinese believe chase evil spirits away. Albesia wood is hand carved and painted with teal acrylic and decorated with gold. A fun mobile for your home. I have a few of these to list. There may be slight differences due to the hand made nature of this product. They are all equally beautiful.
- approx. size: 21" long head to tail - wing span 16"
- Complete with cord and hook
- wings and head removable for easy storage and shipping
- handcrafted 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.