(Art) Sangwon-sa Apsara by Lydia Ruyle

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Sangwon-sa Apsara
Apsaras in Korea are youthful female spirits of clouds and waters who fly in the sky and communicate with people. As celestial musicians, apsaras adorn the oldest copper bell in Sangwon-sa Buddhist temple connecting sound and spirit. As ethereal beings, they are depicted with ribbons and may be compared to angels. Apsaras are also caretakers of fallen heroes.

Source: Copper bell. 725 CE Sangwon-sa Temple.
Odaesan National Park. Korea

Goddess Icons
Spirit Banners of the Divine Feminine © 2013


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Debbie Willis

I hadn’t heard of Apsaras before, Lydia. Your artwork is beautiful. It looks like fabric. Is it a quilt or a hanging? Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.