10 Aug 2010, Posted by admin in Asia,Carvers,Carving,Earth, No Comments.


89 L x 28 H x 6 D inches

Wood Carving

$USD 22,000.00

The Wars of Hindu history depict great heroes and demons in battles of celestial proportions, filled with the awesome force of celestial weapons, religious mysticism, magic, celestial and supernatural beings.   Overriding the awesome battles and wondrous features is a deep driving purpose of religion and fate.


The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being the Mahabharata.  The characters Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman and Ravana are all fundamental to the cultural consciousness of India.  Ramayana is not just an ordinary story: it contains the teachings of ancient Hindu sages and presents them in narrative allegory with philosophical and the devotional elements interspersed.

Thai Interpretation

The epic story of Ramayana was adopted by several cultures across Asia.   Our carving, “Hanuman”, is a historic Thai artwork depicting the battle which took place between Rama and Ravana.  Carved from a single piece of wood, the intricate handwork illustrates the complexity of the storyline.


Hanuman is the greatest devotee of Rama, famous for his unerring service, absolute loyalty and great feats of courage. Hanuman is responsible for killing many demons, as well as burning the city of Lanka.

His strength is given by his father Vayu, and by virtue of the boons bestowed on him by various Gods, he could increase his size and strength beyond any limit he desired.  Hanuman plays an important part in locating Sita and in the ensuing battle.

Hand Carved

As with most works, the Thai artist begins with a solid piece of wood.  Over the course of several months, he painstakingly begins to work on each section of the carving.  In any given location, as many as three layers of relief illustrate this classic Hindu epic.  The level of detail is unsurpassed and craftsmanship is second to none.

Delicate yet sturdy, the scene is mounted in a “picture” style frame to add stability and protection.  Weighing just under 200 lbs., the piece can be wall mounted in a variety of fashions.

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