Flying Mermaid Mobile GODDESS Demon Chaser Crib Guardian carved wood Bali Art 8"
Hand carved and painted on the Island of Bali, our gorgeous Dewi is completely hand carved by the talented carvers of this magical island from Albesia wood, a sustainable tropical wood grown and harvested for carving.
Each Goddess is hand painted with great attention to detail, in pretty shades of light purple, with touches of gold leaf . A really unique addition to your home, will brighten up even the darkest corner! A wonderful addition for your collection of Balinese Guardian mobiles! Each mobile may vary slightly, this is a reflection of the hand crafted nature of this product.
- A unique gift or whimsical decoration for your home!
- The arms wings are removable for easy shipping
- the size is about
- about 8" long
- about 10"wing span
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.