Flying Mermaid Goddess Mobile Demon Chaser Crib Guardian
Hand Carved Mermaid Goddess Putri Duyung, this whimsical Balinese Winged Mermaid mobile is crafted in Bali by a talented family of artisans. Albesia wood, a sustainable fast growing wood is hand carved & hand painted with a vibrant blue-green acrylic paints and decorated with touches of red & gold leaf on her flowing wings & tail. The faces are so sweet! Perfect accent for you Boho, global inspired or nautical decor
- Each goddess will have a slightly different expression than the goddess pictured and painting and carving may be slightly different, this is not a flaw but a reflection of the handcrafted origins of this unique product.
- The wings and arms are removable for easy shipping
- Complete with cord and hook ready to hang.
- Approx. size: 15.5" long from head to foot x 17" wing span
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.