"Dewi Sri: Goddess of Rice & Fertility"

This depiction ofDewi Sri, the goddess of rice and fertility, is hand-carved of crocodile wood.The cult ofDewi Sri precedes Hinduism and Islam and is identified with various Indonesian origins: today, Bali and Java, Indonesia. Most sculptural depictions ofDewiSri, orShri Lakshmi, as she is sometimes called, have Hindu goddess attributes and postures, as this sculpture has. 

This piece is intricately carved with ornatewith detailed, natural motifs. It is representative of a rich, aesthetic tradition and of expert craftsmanship.

Dimensions: 9.5" w x 5.5." d x 39" h