Lord Ganesha is the supreme deity in Hindu Mythology who is worshipped foremost before the start of any auspicious ceremony. Hand-carved statue of Lord Ganesha with his four arms holding “Japa” beads mala giving blessings, “modak”; his favorite sweet, a noose and “ankusha” (elephant goad) are depicted seated majestically on the double heightened pedestal detailed with lotus leaves. The backdrop of the statue is of beautifully engraved columns and “torans” with swans at sides and “Surya”’; Sun God at the top. Master Craftsman has carved this unique artifact of Indian Wood Carving artform out of seasoned Kadam wood with extreme detailing of Lord Ganesha with his ride; “mushak” (mouse) seated on 3 pegged pedestal.
About This Art
The wooden handicraft has flourished in India since the Indus Valley civilization. It has been a prominent art which is evident from the fact that the land is blessed with vast varieties of trees.
This is a highly evolved form of Wood Carving and is most popularly done on Kadam Wood. While making a statue, The Master Craftsman conjures the image from seasoned kadam wood. He carves the sculpture by hand with admirable detail all around . The figures and statues are near perfect and almost life like.