These beautiful Rama and Sita carvings are made from a hibiscus flower tree. The gradation of color in the wood is absolutely striking and the details are just brilliant! You can immediately see how the artist has succeeded in creating exceptional detail, as evidenced in the emotive faces and very intricate crowns which adorn each piece. It took the artist 3 months to carve these stunning masterpieces.
Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama represents an ideal man. In the story of Ramayana, Rama’s personality depicts him as the perfect son, devoted brother, true husband, trusted friend, ideal king, and a noble adversary. Rama is always ready to destroy evil and protect righteousness. He is himself an embodiment of dharma. Sita symbolizes an ideal daughter, wife, mother, and queen. Whereas Rama symbolizes standards of perfection that can be conceived in all the facets of a man’s life, mother Sita represents all that is great and noble in womanhood, the perfect embodiment of purity in thoughts, words, and deeds. She is revered as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu.
These masterpiece wood sculptures are entirely hand carved by the very talented artists of Bali, Indonesia. Every piece is truly unique!