Sunday, March 20, 2011

Indonesian Sculptures Make Unusual Gifts

In South Asia, is a group of islands, numbering 17,508 known as Indonesia. Only about 6,000 of these islands are inhabited, in fact, but there are more than 222 million people who live here. The five main islands consist of Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and New Guinea. This Muslim country is particularly known for hand-carvings, which represents many beliefs they lived in the past and still do today. This unique petroglyphs, which are part of the history of Indonesia is coveted for what they represent and unusual gifts that they do.


Among the unusual and unique sculptures in Bali one of the most carved Buddha. Religion in this area is predominantly Hindu, Buddha, but is recognized in this area as a reincarnation of the Hindu god, Vishnu. The temples of this island has many Buddha statues, sculptures and these produce some of the finest in the world. A specially cut in the wood of trees in the rain. Serenity of the Buddha when he ponders raising his left hand to ward off evil and the right to show it really is in meditation is one of the most popular. This Buddha is seated on a lotus flower with a lotus flower on her right side and left. One of the most original gifts, this is a favorite for many.

Dakon Game

Another element that would make a wonderful conversation piece started Dakon. This feature that stands out in this wooden sculpture of a spirit horse, which is 35 inches long and 11 cm in length. Item from the area of ​​Sumatra, this is a popular strategy game, which can be compared to chess. This product is hand-carved teak and colorful. Even if you do not learn to play the game, this wonderful piece of history, Indonesia has a wonderful sculpture of them.

Par Hampatong

This sculpture can be made either from wood or bone, an inch and six feet tall. Engraved on the island of Borneo, the Dayak people, this couple is to be placed in the mouth at home to ward off evil spirits. They can be carved to look like a family member who has passed. Hampatongs is carved from Ironwood and a temporary home for the souls of the dead.


Carved from the tree of rain, a hard wood with grain lock, it continues to crack dragon shows the influence of Chinese merchants were on the Indonesian people. This is a beautiful representation of a dragon that is 21 inches wide and 22 inches high.


sand sculpture restored to its original molten rock, is a Hindu elephant god of prosperity. Ganesha is a favorite of many. Son of Shiva and Durga, worship Ganesha before undertaking activities such as education is believed to bring good luck. This sculpture is flat-backed securities to be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf.

Queen - Tribal Wood Stick Puppet

Queen, wife of the head is a puppet of alien, which was based on the Dayak civilization on the island of Kalimantan, formerly known as Borneo. A doll reversible buffalo hide, Wayang Kulit carved and painted on each side. Wayang Kulit shadow puppet average and was probably used for puppet theater in Borneo. The puppet is not only a source of diversion of fun for people of Java and Bali, but a source of education. By learning the ancient classics Ramayana and Mahabharata as Hindus, two from India two more epic poems about the war between the Pandavas and Kauravas families and the incarnation of the god Vishnu, teaches the history of puppet people who lived there several years ago.

Kirin China - Hand Sculpted Terra Cotta

The Kirin is a Chinese animal that is a hybrid genre of a dragon, a horse and a dog. The body is covered with scales and Kirin have a smile - all teeth - as if it was not really a chubby, a marginal scale covered. This animal was carved out of clay pottery in the village in Central Java Kasongan. Used in gardens, terraces and other places in the house is about 15 inches high.

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