Red Hanuman Mask the Monkey General Balinese Hand Carved Wood Bali wall Art

$ 179.00

Balinese Hanuman Mask hand carved in pule wood & hand painted red, black & gold leaf details. High quality & very finely crafted mask, we have these made especially for us from a family of artist in Bali. This type of mask is meant to be used for dance ceremonies.  A great display piece on a bookshelf or table, or has a cord already attached to display on the wall. 

  • Approx. Size: 10" wide x 7" tall x 5.5" deep 
  • Please expect slight differences in paint placement & carving due to the handcrafted origins
  • Handcrafted in Bali
  • Solid wood
  • Ships FAST from our location in the USA

Why Hanuman sometimes red?

Hanuman asked Rama's wife Sita why she had a red mark on her forehead. She tells him that she applies sindoor or vermilion on her forehead to ensure the long life of her husband Lord Rama.
Hanuman immediately took the vermilion powder and covered his entire body.
When Rama and Sita ask Hanuman about it, he says that since Sita is a goddess, a small amount of sindoor will work for her, but he, being a mere monkey, needs to cover his entire body.
Hanuman knows Rama is the supreme being, and because of his pure love and devotion to Rama, he applies sindoor over his whole body.

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