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SOLD Vir Guardian Horse Brackets 72"
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    SOLD Vir Guardian Horse Brackets 72" Item # 26w6

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    This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at kyle@lotussculpture.com or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.



    • Materials: Hand Carved & Painted Mango Tree wood from Tamil Nadu, India
    • Total Height Including Base: 72 inches or 6 Feet
    • Base Width & Depth: 26 x 12 inches
    • Weight: 250 pounds each
    • Vir are Hindu village dieties who rides horses and guard villages against invading evil forces
    • The set would be perfect for a grand entryway placing one of either side of a doorway
    • Each piece is hand carved and hand painted.
    • Truly one of a kind set!

    Description

    These wooden horse brackets are stunning. They can be used in a variety of different and creative ways. The set would make a beautiful focal point of any entry way, or standing 72 inches tall could be used to make a high table or shelve by placing a board across the top. The brackets are carvings of a man riding a horse, a village guardian known as a Vir. Four other men support its front hooves by using their combined strength to excel the horse in a standing position.  There is a woman floating above overseeing all the activity. On the base of the brackets are two elephants per side and another person in the front.

    About Vir:  Beyond the borders of every village is a world hostile to man and society filled with spirits and wild beasts.  These creatures personify Nature's darker side that destroys crops, spreads disease and starts famine.  In order to keep these malignant forces out of their village or temple a hero is needed to come down from the heavens to patrol the village and keep all the forces of evil at bay.  This champion is a Vir who rides a great white stallion.  You can regularly see sculptures of Vir outside temples and in villages in south India. 

    Care

    "The use of a wood polish will keep the wood looking fresh and the colors vibrant."

    Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved.  All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months.  Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures.  Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates.  Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:

    • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
    • To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
    We prefer Old English to polish and buff our statues.  The use of a wood polish like Old English will keep the wood looking fresh and keep the colors looking vibrant.  For natural wood and painted wooden statues we recommend Old English for lighter woods.  For darker wood statues we recommend Old English for darker woods.  Lotus Sculpture cleans and polishes each  wooden statue prior to shipping them to the customer.

    We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment.  Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance.  If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane.  We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area.  The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time.   Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or info@lotussculpture.com.

    Shipping

    USA Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Greenwich, CT warehouse store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Greenwich, CT after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.