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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

These are a few of my favourite things 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...

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Red Silks from India

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Red Silks from India

Think of India and the colour you maybe think of is red. Red symbolises happiness and good fortune. Hindu women get married in red, the tilak mark on the forehead is red vermilion.

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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

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Indian Sculpture - What is the lost Wax Process?

Many Indian Statues are made by the lost wax process in which a wax sculpture of an image is covered in clay which is then baked. The wax melts away leaving a negative image of the sculpture inside the hardened clay. Molten metal is then poured into the mould. 

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Ganesh Statues in Kathmandu

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Ganesh Statues in Kathmandu

Just back from a month in Nepal trekking for two weeks in Upper Mustang and looking around  Kathmandu. Kathmandu has changed utterly since my fist visit 33 years ago, shabby modernisation has arrived along with a tenfold increase in population. But the back alleys and courtyards are still fascinating with their numerous Buddhist shrines and old statues of the elephant headed hindu god Ganesh, sometimes known as Ganesha or, affectionately, as Ganeshpati. Stone statues of Ganesh are everywhere, almost always with their foreheads smeared with red sandalwood paste and surrounded by a scattering of flowers. The two photographs below were...

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Ganesha Statues & Painting - The background behind the myth

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Ganesha Statues & Painting - The background behind the myth

Ganesh, or Ganesha, has been represented with the head of an elephant since the early stages of his appearance in Indian art. Puranic myths provide many explanations for how he got his elephant head. One of his popular forms, Heramba-Ganapati, has five elephant heads, and other less-common variations in the number of heads are also known. These photos show a new Ganesh statue near the riding school in New Delhi and a much older Ganesh shrine in the delightful backstreets of the Rajasthani town of Jodhpur. How Ganesh got his elephant head While some texts say that Ganesh was born with...

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