Balinese Barong Singa Lion Mask Protector Guardian Hand Carved wood Bali Wall Art

$ 78.00

Hand carved from albesia wood with great detail in Bali by talented carvers. It is then hand painted in the traditional style in antique white and red with touches gold leaf highlights. This is Singa The playful Lion
Mask made in this style are guardians or protectors and are often found over doors or windows to keep demons from enter a home or scared place.
This is a fun mask, and will make a fantastic addition to any mask collection, or as part of your eclectic decor.

Each mask will have slight differences in the painting and carving, this is due to the hand crafted nature of this unique product and not to be considered a flaw.
Approx. size: 10" tall X 9" wide X 5" deep
Solid wood
Artisan crafted in Bali
Ships FAST from our location in the USA

Barong is an animal deity or spirit in Balinese mythology. He is the king of the spirits and symbolizes goodness. Banas Pati Rajah is believed to be the spirit that drives the Barong and is a protective spirit that accompanies a child throughout his life. In Bali each region has a guardian spirit in the forest or land.
Each of these protective spirits are portrayed in the form of certain animals:
Barong Ket : barong lion , barong most common and represents the spirit of goodness.
Landung Barong : Barong giants , Chinese culture has influenced and shaped like Ondel-ondel Betawi.
The boar Barong Bangkal: Barong shaped boar
Barong Macan : barong-shaped leopard or tiger
Naga Barong : Barong shaped dragon or snake..

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