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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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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

India is a treasure store of traditional crafts. For over 30 years we’ve been travelling to India and been amazed by the diversity of decorative skills. We’re gradually adding to this web site a beautiful collection of woodcarvings, embroidered cottons and woven silks. In addition there are metal, stone and other decorative and ritual items, silk weavings from Laos, paintings. Search our website for painted wooden shrines, a carved sandstone Buddha head, painted Tibetan door panels, Madhubani tribal paintings from Bihar, woven silk prayer flags and hangings from Laos, carved wooden mirror frames, a gilded wooden horse, vases and boxes...

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Wooden Carvings - Part of a Tradition

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Wooden Carvings - Part of a Tradition

Wood carving is an important decorative and cultural tradition in most parts of India. In the forested north, houses are wholly or partly built from timber and decorated with floral and geometric carving. 

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Welcome to Bringing It All Back Home

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Welcome to Bringing It All Back Home

Unique Crafts, Furniture and Furnishings from India and Beyond This collection is your gateway to the exotic bazaars of India, Africa and The Orient. Here you can find that perfect hand carved wooden bed, a unique painted shrine or a beautiful silk wall-hanging. Possibly to become reminders of previous journeys, or decoration for your home. For more than 30 years we’ve been selling hand-made furnishings and furniture from around the world. Over that time, and many travels, we have built relationships with local crafts-people, particularly in India where for several years we had beds made by a Bishnoi family in...

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Gold Painted Tara Statue in the Spiti Valley

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Gold Painted Tara Statue in the Spiti Valley

Spiti is a Buddhist area in northern India, close to the Tibetan border. This is an extract from our travel diary of walk through Spiti. There is only one road but side tracks lead up into the hills and walking between the high villages is a delight. A beautifully engineered new track to Demul winds up from the Spiti valley through honey coloured cliffs and emerges above the village at a small pass. The pass is marked with long strands of prayer flags that radiate from a white shrine housing a small gold painted Tara statue shrouded with a white...

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