The Apsara Galy
Amazing Patinaed Sculpture, made from Papier-mâché!
The Apsara Galy sits on a wooden pedestal and is made from papier-mâché. It is a masterpiece handmade by the talented artists at Jayav Art. The Apsara Galy is an original patinaed artwork made from recycled paper. As a result, it looks like a stone sculpture, but, this eco-friendly artwork is as light as paper and as solid as stone! Invite The Apsara Galy into your home with a touch of femininity!
Create an Illusion with this patinaed 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, 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 angels. Apsaras 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.
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The recycled materials and handmade process make each item one of a kind, with a story to tell.
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!
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.
28 x 06 x 44 cm