figures (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved wooden angel figure, layangan dedari. Carved and painted wooden offering tray, kemara, for the god of infants, Sanghyang Rare Kumara, in the shape of a heavenly nymph, widyadhari. The face, painted white with the carved features picked out in red and black, resembles that of a woman, while the body is shaped like a bird's, with feathers indicated by red balck and white paint. The carved wings are similarly painted on the underside. A recess in the back to contain offerings, with strings attached at each corner from which the receptacle is suspended.

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