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Dewi Sri with Sheath of Rice Statue Carved in Crocodile Wood

19.5" High x 6" Wide x 3" Deep

Dewi Sri

Dewi Sri is the Goddess of Rice on the Island of Bali & Java. Here she is holding a sheath of rice representing fertility & prosperity. She has the power of the Underworld & the Moon.  

She controls the foodstuffs of Earth & Death. She is the mother of Life because she symbolizes Rice, the main food of Indonesia. The traditional Javanese people in particular have a special place in their home dedicated to Dewi Sri, decorated with intricate carvings of snake, so that she will give prosperity for them. The Balinese provide special shrines in the Rice fields for her. The Sudanese have a special festival dedicated to her.

For the Sundanese, in West Java, the introduction of weaving is attributed to the rice goddess, Sang Hyang Dewi Sri . There are Javanese stories of types of lurik ,a plain-weave cloth, that enable a goddess to fly.
Handcarved in Crocodile Wood in Indonesia

Dewi Sri Statue with Sheath of Rice Carved in Crocodile Wood

SKU: 1153
$375.00 Regular Price
$243.75Sale Price

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