Barong - king of spirits
Sterling silver Barong cufflinks embellished with garnet eyes are made in the lost wax cast method in Bali. Much like the food dog, Barong is the king of the spirits in Bali, and the leader of the hosts of good.
Barong is the protector spirit, much like a guardian angel, and is often represented as a lion or foo dog.
The origins of the Barong are far back in time, before Hinduism appeared. Its origins could be from animist worship, when villagers still believed in the supernatural protective power of animals.