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Goddess Pendant with Garnet


Carved from bone and accented with garnet, this pendant represents the face of Dewi Sri, the Balinese rice goddess.

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The Balinese rice goddess, Dewi Sri, is believed to bring abundance and prosperity.  Shrines to her are seen on the edge of the rice fields and Balinese women bring daily offerings to pray for their family's prosperity and the fertility of the rice field. This same goddess is known as Lakshmi in India.