Thailand. Angkor Style, Lopburi period (11th to 15th C). Dancing figureswere commonlyused throughout thecarved stone statuesof the Khmer culturethat created Angkor Watin modern Cambodia. Thesestatues are reproduced in thestyle of a particular bronze statue datingfrom the Bayon period (twelfth to thirteenthcentury). In the original statue a group of thesemystical female dancers caper at the feet ofHevaraja, an esoteric deity with 16 arms. Theyogini, or dakini, figures were mythic sorceressesassociated with passion, fertility, and othersupernatural powers. These statues are someof our most compelling images from SoutheastAsia, and one of the most difficult to obtain. Thepose of the dancers are reminiscent ofthe dance that creates the worldand stamps out ignoranceby Nataraja.
Bronze Each piece you see here is made individually by our master artisans. The craftsmanship involved creates slight variations in color, finish, size, and shape - a quality we consider to be an added touch of uniqueness. The remarkable detail of our bronze sculptures is due to meticulous and labor-intensive care by Thai craftsmen to produce these unique sculptures of exquisite detail and timeless durability. Buffing, polishing, and patinising give each piece its final green-grey verdigris or bronze luster, which conveys the essence of what we at Eastern Serenity admire in South-East Asian art.