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Royal Ganesha

He who removes obstacles


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The Dokra artists have focused on Ganesh's ears in this beautiful statue representing the winnowing basket of harvesters... More...

Height : 11,81'

Weight : 2.75 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Chattisgarh - India



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Tribal Art



The tribes, practicing the art of Dokra, originated from the Bastar district of South India (today located in the state of Chattisgarh), emigrated several centuries ago and settled all over India from North to South.

Most of them have kept their tradition (culinary art, clothing, festivals) and their animist religion.


Dokra Art


This traditional Indien art has not changed for millennia (more than 4000 years) and the technique used is still that of lost wax: a rough model in clay is made and then covered with wax by the artist who will give it its final shape with its details. The whole is again covered with a clay mixture and then heated in an open hearth where a copper alloy will be cast. See Blog.

The objects produced by the Dokra artists can be of usual nature: cups, candlesticks - musical instruments (brass), or artistic such as jewellery, animals: horses, elephants, turtles..., statues of men and women representing scenes of daily life and Hindu deities adopted by the tribes: Ganesh, Lakshmi...


Posture Standing, in all His splendor, in an attitude of openness, Ganesh welcomes. Ganesh's belly is always big: it is the center of the vital energies. It symbolizes anchoring, presence here and now, stability.

Gesture The right arm with the bent elbow holds an ax and the left arm, bent elbow holds a lotus flower. His other right hand makes the protective gesture while his second left hand holds a lotus flower.

The wheel of fire or wheel of the universe will halo his head: it symbolizes the cycle of life: birth/destruction but also the fire that illuminates, destroys ignorance and/or fruitful.

Mounts The rat: Mushaka. Symbol of both lust and disease but also prosperity and wealth, intelligence ... The rat can represent Ganesh alone: it emphasizes the ambivalence of Ganesh that unites the opposites: big/small - half animal/half human - lively spirit in a massive body ... Doesn't his belly include the whole universe?

The battle-ax is the symbolic weapon that triumphs over ignorance, over attachment. The lotus symbolizes the maternal breast (origin of life), wisdom: knowledge that leads to awakening, purity (and thus the transformation that allows the expression of beauty in a marshy environment), peace.

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« Fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank you. I am very satisfied with this murti with neat details and all imbued with spirituality. » (Gérard M)
 
« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 
« I, who often did not know what to give as a gift, here is the 3rd statue of Ganesh Art India that I offer in a year, this time a bust of a Bastar woman with an "inaccessible gaze". With joy in many facets: seeing the delighted expression of the person to whom I am giving the gift, allowing a gifted but unknown Indian artist to earn a little better a living and living a simple and perfect transaction with Ganesh Art India. Bertrand Bellaize is a reliable and careful person and his statues are even more beautiful in real life than in photos. » (Eric D.)
 

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