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Winter warmers for Christmas at the Silk Road Gallery. Tibetan Blankets in vibrant colours and lovely soft Cashmere Scarves in natural tones. Both are a perfect winter present, lightweight, soft and warm.
Carved wooden Ganesh One of my favourite objects in the gallery is the Pot Bellied Ganesh. I can’t remember when my love of elephants began but they are something of a life long passion, so when I first visited India 40 years ago not only was I thrilled to see so many elephants in the flesh, I was immediately and inevitably drawn to the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh. Carved statues of Ganesh are often seen in the lintel over a door frame at the entrance to a house or by the side of the door where he’s placed to...
The back alleys and courtyards of Kathmandu are fascinating with their numerous Buddhist shrines and old statues of the elephant headed hindu god Ganesh. Stone statues of Ganesh are everywhere, their foreheads smeared with red sandalwood paste and surrounded by a scattering of flowers.