This beautiful wooden wall panel is alive with many figures and colors! The main three deities are the seated forms of Ganesh, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Saraswati is seated to Ganesha's left and is playing her customary guitar-like instrument called a veena
. Lakshmi is seated to Ganesha's right and holds two lotus flowers, symbols of fertility and purity. Between the three gods are two, small dwarf attendants of Lord Ganesh called Gana
is how Ganesh got his name because he is the "lord of Gana
". Flanking both Saraswati and Lakshmi are two Dvarpala
standing with one leg up. They temple guardians are typically seen at the entrances to temple doorways. Beneath the three gods are three Gana
squatting as if they are holding up the floor above them. Each has two singha
or lions next to them with two lotus flowers.
Ganesh is seated in a temple like structure called a mandir. You can see the top/roof of the temple structure above him that resembles a South Indian temple gopuram
. Next to the gopuram
are the seated forms of Shakti Mariamman and Ganesha's father, Shiva. On the upper corners of the sculpture are Rati and Kama the god and goddess of love seated on their vehicle; a parrot.
The wood wall panel is entirely hand carved from mango tree wood by the artists of South India. It is hand painted to resemble the vibrant colors of South India. It is truly a one of kind wall hanging. There are three, 75 pound test, hooks on the back of the wall hanging, more than enough to handle the weight of the wall hanging. There are also felt covers to protect your walls from any scratching from the panels.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. 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. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.