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SOLD Meenakshi Kalyanam Wood Panel 72"
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    SOLD Meenakshi Kalyanam Wood Panel 72" Item # 65w32

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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 Mango Tree Wood from Tamil Nadu, India
    • Total Height Including Base: 17.5 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 72 x 3 inches
    • Weight: 39 pounds
    • The panel depicts Meenakshi Kalyanam: marriage of Meenakshi with Lord Sundareshwar or Lord Shiva
    • It shows Meenaksi and Shiva being married by Lord Vishnu
    • The panel is hand carved from one piece of mango tree wood by the artists of South India
    • There are three hooks to hang the panel from a wall
    • The wood panel ships directly from our California showroom

    Description

    Meenakshi Kalyanam depicts the marriage of Meenakshi with Lord Sundareshwar or Lord Shiva.  Meenakshi is in the center of the panel.  To her left is Shiva who is holding hands with her.  To her right is Vishnu who is pouring water over the couples hands which is part of a Hindu marriage ceremony.  To the left and right are two woman dancing while playing instruments for the wedding celebration.  Shiva and Meenakshi are again shown on each edge of the panel dancing together.  There are two lions or singhas on the outer edges of the panel.  There are difference depths to the panel which gives more importance to the figures in the outer levels and gives more contrast to the panel as a whole.   If a spot light were placed on the panel the shadows would look marvelous!
    There is a temple devoted to Meenakshi and her marriage in Madurai called the Meenakshi Amman Temple. 
    The wood wall panel is entirely hand carved from mango tree wood by the artists 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.

    About Shiva

    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 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 info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    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 info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.