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The Small Apsara Head


Patina Illusion Sculpture made from Papier-mâché, Original and Sustainable!

This Apsara Head on a wooden pedestal is a papier-mâché masterpiece, handmade by the talented community of artists Jayav Art. The Small Apsara Head is an original patina artwork. While it looks like a stone sculpture, this eco-friendly artwork is as light as paper and as solid as stone! Choose The Small Apsara Head to give your home a touch of Feminine Strength!

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Patina Illusion Sculpture Made from Papier-mâché, Original and Sustainable!

Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra. They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, and entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men.

As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to angelsApsaras are sometimes compared to the Muses of Ancient Greece, with each of the 26 Apsaras at Indra’s court representing a distinct aspect of the performing arts.

Khmer female figures that are dancing or are poised to dance are considered apsaras, depicted individually or in groups, who are standing still and facing forward in the manner of temple guardians or custodians are called devatas.

Jayav’Art Difference

Creative Art Deco
The recycled materials and handmade process make each item one of a kind, with a story to tell.

Smart Sculptures
Papier mache is light, so suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be carried, and can take very fine detail. It is also solid as wood!

Sustainable Art
At Jayav Art, we help people with disabilities to fully participate in work-based learning and we recycle old paper into beautiful works of art.





water patina




07 x 20 x 35 cm


350 g

Our Story

Jayav Art is a social enterprise which transforms recycled paper into environmentally friendly sculptures while creating decent jobs for vulnerable people. The adventure began in 2010 when Philippe Brousseau, a French artist of great renown was touched by a Cambodia ravaged by 30 years of war. Then, he met his Cambodian counterpart Tara, who was also passionate about papier-mâché art and who had the same desire to promote this local art that was still unknown internationally. Philippe and Tara wanted to create their eco-friendly artwork with conscience. It’s why they focus on an environmentally friendly approach, realizing that every step they take affects the planet and the people on it. Read more

How do we make sustainable art work from papier-mâché?

Firstly, all of our sculptures are entirely handmade with recycled paper and vegetable fibers. Then, they are decorated with natural pigments and acrylic colors. Finally, our environmentally friendly manufacturing process makes it possible to recycle old newspapers. As a result, our papier-mâché artworks are lightweight while appearing as heavy as any other sculpture. This means they are easy to ship. Read more

The Small Apsara Head


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