Winged Giraffe Mobile Flying Spirit Demon Chaser
There may be slight differences in carving & painting; this is not considered a flaw, but a reflection of the to the handcrafted origins of this unique product. They are all equally beautiful.
- Complete with cord and ready to hang
- The wings are removable for easy shipping.
- the size is about
- 20" long head to tail
- wingspan 14"
- Handcrafted in Bali Indonesia
- Ships fast from the USA
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.