If you've visited the magnificent and ancient Temples of Angkor you would have seen the beautiful dancing girls depicted on the Temple walls. These are Apsaras, figures of Hindu mythology.
According to Hindu legend the “elixir of immortality” was lost in the mythological Ocean of Milk and the gods went looking for it. It is said that these goddesses known as Apsaras were born from the ocean of milk.
At Angkor Wat studies of the dancing girls have shown there are many varied depictions with different hair, jewelry, clothing, stance, floral decorations and headdresses
This Apsara Head has been recreated by Sculptor Phillipe, whose gallery is based near the Temples of Angkor, using a process of soaking and painting recycled paper strips. It comes with its own stand.
- Apsara Head is 34x19cm and comes with its own detachable stand
- Stone Effect
All of Philippe's sculptures are entirely made by hand with recycled paper and vegetable fiber. They are then decorated with natural pigments and acrylic colors. Respecting the environment, the manufacturing process also makes it possible to recycle old newspapers. The result is impressive, the sculptures really appear as though they've been crafted in heavy stone, bronze, wood, terracotta ... Once you have the object d'art in your hand, you realize due to its lightness that it is only paper. The sculpture is both light and very solid. Remarkable.
Each Sculpture is a One Off Creation and should be treasured in its new home
Note: A product handcrafted from recycled materials may differ slightly in colour when compared to the image you see on the screen. Each piece is unique so the color of the sculpture may slightly vary
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