Hand carved suar wood Rama, Sita and the deer Maricha. The most well known couple in the Ramayana story. Beautiful and delicate carved in traditional Balinese style appearance and costume. A truly art gallery level piece.
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic which follows Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana with the help of an army of monkeys.
Comprising 24,000 verses in seven cantos, the epic contains the teachings of the very ancient Hindu sages. It has greatly influenced art and culture in the Indian subcontinent. As well as South East Asia. People has constantly retold the story of Rama in poetic and dramatic versions. Both by some of India’s greatest writers and also in narrative sculptures on temple walls. It is one of the staples of later dramatic traditions, re-enacted in dance-dramas, village theatre, shadow-puppet theatre.
Dimensions: 15.5″ x 25.5″ x 56″
**The botanical name for Suar wood is Saman Samanea. Also called Monkey Pod or Rain Tree in some countries. These trees are easily recognized by their umbrella canopy.
The tree usually reaches heights of 50 – 80 feet. It is NOT endangered, and fast growing tropical hardwood with crisscrossed interlocking grains. Which makes it not too heavy but extremely strong. People loves this wood because of its great resistant to decay and dry-wood termites.
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