Winged Giraffe Mobile Flying Spirit Demon Chaser Carved wood Balinese Folk Art
Our Winged Flying Giraffe Demon Chaser Guardian is hand carved in Bali by talented craftspeople. Traditional mobiles like this are used as guardians, the Balinese believe that they chase evil spirits away. Albesia wood is hand carved and painted with black and antique white acrylic and decorated with gold. A fun & whimsical mobile for your home.
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.
- Approx. size: 18" long head to tail - wingspan 11"
- 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 ones home or sacred space will drive away evil spirits and protect the premises from harm.