Giveaway: Handcarved Flying Tortie Cat


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I previously featured this beautiful handcrafted flying cat, along with some others like her. Doesn’t she look just like a tortie? The cats are hand carved and painted by Balinese artisans.

The story behind these magical winged cats is wonderful. The myth of these Winged Spirit Guardians goes back to ancient Majapahit Mythology in the 13th through 16th century. These guardian figures have deep cultural and spiritual significance. Often found as flying angels in animal or hybrid form, they are used to protect temples or homes from harm and drive away evil spirits.

The cats are available in three different sizes and styles. This one is the smallest of the cats, measuring about 6 inches in length with about a six inch wingspan.


I bought the slightly larger 8 inch one (shown on the right in the image below) and then ordered the smaller one, thinking I wanted a second one. While I found the perfect spot for the larger one, the smaller one just doesn’t seem to want to fit in anywhere, so I would like to give it to one lucky reader.

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And if you’re wondering why the striped cat doesn’t have a tail, Debra Ramon, who owns Acadia World Traders, told me that many cats in Bali are Bobtail cats, which is probably why the carver left the tail off.

Enter to win a Handcarved Flying Tortie

For up to 5 ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. This giveaway ends Thursday, December 17. Winners will be chosen by random drawing.**

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52 Comments on Giveaway: Handcarved Flying Tortie Cat

  1. Dynal Roberson
    December 17, 2020 at 10:10 pm (7 months ago)

    I would give this to my daughter, she would love it!

  2. Brandy Cardenas
    December 17, 2020 at 9:13 pm (7 months ago)

    I would hang it in my living room, but my daughter would be jealous so it would more than likely get to go in her room!

  3. Aaron
    December 14, 2020 at 11:18 pm (7 months ago)

    If you win this tortie I would gift it to my special friend Jill – she loves cats! And I need all they help I can get.

  4. Laurie V
    December 14, 2020 at 10:20 pm (7 months ago)


  5. martha mccormick
    December 13, 2020 at 4:52 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang this from my ceiling fan in the kitchen so I could watch her fly all day!

  6. Kathy Mcclanahan
    December 13, 2020 at 12:41 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang mine in the living room on a special decorator hanger so he could protect the whole room! It’s the favorite room on both the humans and the kitties so it would be perfect!

  7. Teresa
    December 13, 2020 at 12:41 am (8 months ago)

    I would hang it in my vehicle to keep us safe while driving! I love my cats and having the extra reminder of our fuuurrrr babies close would be soothing during a 45-minute drive to and from work daily!

  8. Allison
    December 12, 2020 at 9:58 pm (8 months ago)

    I would give this to my husband. Our tortie bonded with him and not me. She’s got her own mind!

  9. Stephanie Brodersen
    December 11, 2020 at 11:58 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang it in my studio

  10. Summer
    December 11, 2020 at 2:55 am (8 months ago)

    What an awesome ornament! I’m entering because I know my human would love it.

    • Sue Williams
      December 12, 2020 at 4:01 am (8 months ago)

      I love the story of the winged cat protectors. I would hang this where everyone could see her by a hook near my window.

  11. bn100
    December 11, 2020 at 2:12 am (8 months ago)

    in office

    • Nancy Dehm
      December 11, 2020 at 11:21 am (8 months ago)

      That is an awesome ornament, I would love to put on my tree in memory of my late Tortie Khleo

  12. Barbara
    December 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang this lovely Tortie in my bedroom where my Tortie hangs out. Tanks for the giveaways.

  13. dana
    December 10, 2020 at 7:58 pm (8 months ago)

    In my kitchen – so I’d see it multiple times a day

    • Kyle O'Neill
      December 11, 2020 at 12:17 am (8 months ago)

      These are so precious! I would hang it above my bookcase where all things not meant for kitty paws are on display!

  14. jenni
    December 10, 2020 at 7:32 pm (8 months ago)

    it’s so lovely. I’d probably hang it in my living room.

  15. Julie Waldron
    December 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm (8 months ago)

    I would give it to my cat loving daughter. She would probably hang it on her Christmas tree.

  16. Nancy Emmons
    December 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm (8 months ago)

    For each of my wonderful cats lost over the years I have placed an “angel cat” on my tree. My best cat ever, Dudley, doesn’t have an angel on the tree yet but this flying puss would be perfect for him.

    • Dianne Casey
      December 10, 2020 at 9:51 pm (8 months ago)

      I would hang it in my living room so I could see it as much as possible.

  17. Timmy Tomcat
    December 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm (8 months ago)

    We would love one of these

  18. Crystal
    December 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm (8 months ago)

    I would be fortunate enough to win this beautiful hand carved flying tortie, I would put it in the TV room where everyone can see it and admire it.

  19. Nancy Dehm
    December 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love this to put on my Tree in memory of my Tortie I called her my flying cat because
    Of her Zoomies every night before bed, happy memory

  20. Mary
    December 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang this beautiful kitty in my new apartment to protect all my hopes for a new life after returning to my home state after years away.

  21. Roxanne Lucchesi
    December 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm (8 months ago)

    How lovely of you to share with your subscribers. What a cheerful flying kitty. The cat reminds me of my tortie, Ren. Happy Holidays and stay safe.

  22. Diane Chiacchio
    December 10, 2020 at 12:37 pm (8 months ago)

    I’d hang this tortie on my tiny live tree, a memorial to my fur children lost, it has turned out to be.

  23. Sandy Weinstein
    December 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm (8 months ago)

    Actually I would give it to Safe Haven for Cats for their Christmas Tree. I have over $500 of things in my car now to deliver to them, food, toys, 5 bags of litter, huge litter box by Tidy Cats, etc.

  24. Monica
    December 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm (8 months ago)

    I would hang this in my office.

  25. Maureen Fowler
    December 10, 2020 at 11:46 am (8 months ago)

    I also thought I would hang this beautiful winged angel from my ceiling fan. Not only to protect my family from harm and drive away evil spirits, but also to admire it floating and fluttering in the air.

  26. Julie McDonough
    December 10, 2020 at 11:32 am (8 months ago)

    I love this, I would hang it from my ceiling fan, so it could flutter in the breeze.

  27. Connie Fischer
    December 10, 2020 at 11:14 am (8 months ago)

    I would hang it on the fan pull by my reading chair. That way, I could smile at this gorgeous Tortie and watch her fly in the breeze!

  28. Joan
    December 10, 2020 at 10:47 am (8 months ago)

    I have a tortie that is dear to my heart. She’s as sweet as can be but takes no nonsense from her fur brothers. Love this carved reminder of all that she is.

  29. Alesha Lane
    December 10, 2020 at 10:17 am (8 months ago)

    I would hang from our ceiling

  30. Betsy Murphy
    December 10, 2020 at 9:26 am (8 months ago)

    I’d love to have one, as I’ve got a 15 year old tortie named Ginger.

    • Joan McCuen
      December 10, 2020 at 9:59 am (8 months ago)

      I have a much loved tortie. Would love this to remember her always

  31. Maryann D.
    December 10, 2020 at 7:44 am (8 months ago)

    My daughter would love this! She would definitely hang it in her room.

    • Leah
      December 10, 2020 at 9:03 am (8 months ago)

      I would definitely hang this beautiful piece somewhere I could see it everyday. Possibly in the living room by the door as it is supposed to guard our home from evil!

      • Leah
        December 10, 2020 at 9:04 am (8 months ago)

        Oops! Didn’t realize I was replying to a comment! Let me try this again….!

  32. Janine
    December 10, 2020 at 7:11 am (8 months ago)

    I hang some favorite ornaments off the bottom of a shelf in the bedroom so I can see them every day, not just Christmas. I would put this beauty there with the others.

  33. Tamara Stawicki
    December 10, 2020 at 7:07 am (8 months ago)

    These are gorgeous and also love that they are also cat safe to hang on the tree

  34. John Smith
    December 10, 2020 at 7:04 am (8 months ago)

    “Let me know where you would hand this tortie if you win.” I would give this as a gift to some friends to hang in their house.

  35. Deb
    December 10, 2020 at 6:46 am (8 months ago)

    A lovely piece of art! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

  36. Audrey Stewart
    December 10, 2020 at 5:01 am (8 months ago)

    I love this! I have a perfect place for this! I collect cat everything.

  37. Sue
    December 10, 2020 at 3:58 am (8 months ago)

    While I have ceramic tuxedo cats (I have 2), I still miss my Angel Spicy and this would be a sweet addition.

  38. Leigh Nichols
    December 10, 2020 at 3:38 am (8 months ago)

    I would hang in my kitchen window

  39. Deborah Toon
    December 10, 2020 at 3:30 am (8 months ago)

    I had a tortillas. We rescued her out of a gutter on a rainy nite. She has passed on now; we kept her and she was just the sweetest ever. If I was picked to win the flying kitty I would hang her where I would see her all the time. Beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing all you do, I know memories are special and meaningful, yet hard. I have had to say goodbye close to 30 times in my life to my beloved fur babies and am without right now, and this time of year just really hard, and I know for a lot of people. Thanks for sharing.

    • Deborah Toon
      December 10, 2020 at 3:32 am (8 months ago)

      Sorry, it’s supposed to say we had a tortie. Oops, text correction and I did not proof.

      • Ingrid
        December 10, 2020 at 5:09 am (8 months ago)

        That made me laugh out loud, Deborah! Since torties can be, shall we say, spicy, tortilla cats doesn’t seem so far fetched!

  40. Betty Jordan
    December 10, 2020 at 3:04 am (8 months ago)

    This little kitty is so adorable and precious. I would love to be the person that gives it a new home.

  41. Catherine J Stout
    December 10, 2020 at 2:46 am (8 months ago)

    Hi Ingrid..I would love to win the flying cat and I very much enjoyed reading Ruby’s First Christmas Tree..I’m sorry Ingrid, for the sad, melancholy feeling, that I know you are feeling, with Covid, missing Ruby, and the Christmas season approaching.. I’m always happy to see Ruby’s sweet face on your posts..Blessings to you and Allegra..

    • Chris Pometta
      December 10, 2020 at 3:38 am (8 months ago)

      I would love to attach your beautiful flying tortie kitty to the chain that dangles right below my ceiling fan.
      That way, when the fan is on, kitty would catch the downdraft and fly happily, just as she was intended to do!
      – Chris Pometta

  42. Angel Ms. Phoebe’s Family
    December 10, 2020 at 2:38 am (8 months ago)

    These are lovely! I love the legend behind them too. I have been a proud Mom to two tortie angels and currently a Siamese Tortie. How thoughtful of you to giveaway the smaller one.


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