Traditional Garuda Color Painted Wall Hanging ~ Fair Trade Nepal
Garuda is a mythical creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. He has the body of a man but an eagle's beak and enormous wings. Garuda is a devourer of serpents and is sometimes ridden by the God Vishnu. Garuda is invoked as a symbol of impetuous violent force, of speed, and of martial prowess. This impressive Garuda mask was hand crafted by the women community of Nepal.