Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They are beautiful, supernatural women that are youthful, elegant and proficient in the art of dancing. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shapes at will. They are sometimes compared to the muses of ancient Greece. Each of the 26 Apsaras at Indra’s court represents a distinct aspect of the performing arts.
These heavenly beings are not worshiped as Buddhist divinities. Their function is to protect Buddhist law by serving the Deva.
This sculpture was entirely hand-crafted and painted in rural villages in Cambodia. Every piece is truly unique!