Rama and Sita are the perfect loving couple from the Ramayana, an epic hindu story. The main characters and places from the Ramayana were transposed from India to Java and given Sundanese names and characteristics. The basic story remains the same however; Rama's beautiful wife Shinta ( Sita) is kidnapped by the demon king Rawana and taken to his palace on the isle of Lanka. Rama and his brother Laksman seek the help of Hamuman , king of the monkeys, and his monkey army. Together they kill Rawana and rescue Shinta.
The main characters of the play are Rama, Shinta, Laksman, Hanuman and Rawana. Our wooden carvings are the loving couple Rama and Shinta who are reveered as the perfect couple, Rama risked his life to rescue Shinta and Shinta would rather die than be unfaithful to her husband.
Our Wooden Carvingss come as a pair they measure approx 50 cm high by 11 cm wide, they are hand carved and hand painted and finished off with gold leaf. They are made for us by a family of traditional wood carvers living and working in Central Bali. They come in the choice of emerald green or ruby red.
They are designed to be wall mounted and have a hanging loops to enable them to be hung from a panel pin or picture hook.