Spirit of the Sea Original Painting

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Full Title Spirit of the Sea
Artist Raya Mansoor
Year of Completion
2018
Dimensions 84 x 60 cm
Technique & Medium Acrylics on Canvas
Shipping  Ships from Male', Maldives
Other Details

Exhibited in Heritage Through Folk, 2018
Original work delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.


About the Artwork
Based on the Maldivian folk story, Arruffanno Fureytha.

“Long ago on Fua Mulaku Island’s western edge, where a village path joins the beach at a place called Arruffanno, a monster came ashore from the sea. Fearing that the monster could make the island deserted, the fanditha man Edurutakkānge Muhammad Dīdī casted a powerful spell that turned the monster into a coral rock.

This rock can still be seen at Arruffanno in the western shore of Fua Mulaku. There the reef surface is flat and that isolated rock stands out in the landscape”. - Xavier Romero-Frias, Arruffanno Fureytha, Folk Tales of the Maldives, 2012.

Spirit of the Sea Original Painting