Making complex processes look emphatically simple has been a hallmark of traditional hand-made art forms. Creating stunning work of art in the absence of modern technology can surely awe. But for centuries artisans have lent expression to many such art forms. Golden Grass made art forms remain as unique and rare as any other.
This type of grass mostly grows in swampy areas and as these dry, turns golden in color, hence the epithet 'Golden Grass'. Being sturdy and flexible, these lend different shapes. For generations artisans have been creating colorful items using golden grass for decorative and regular usage in the state of Odisha. Women artisans are the ones who have made sure that this centuries old art form doesn't get lost in the course of time. Different types of boxes, table mats, coasters, trays, hats remain the most popular items and depending upon the intricacy of the work, products can take up to a month to finish.
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e. hand painted / crafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs.
|11 x 5 inches
|Odisha , India
|Handicrafts using golden grass
The Indian maritime history dates back to 3000 BCE. The well developed and robust system had a far and wide reach. From Rome, Greece to Mesopotamian, Persia and Arabia, traders made their presence felt all over. Spices were the most in demand export items to the western world.
This Green-Stone sculpture captures a boat ride by maidens. The expression captures the confidence and the skills of the maidens at riding the boat in the high sea. It also showcases how women in ancient India were in centre of all major activities.
Suggested Placement: In the living room or in the bed room.
Note: With respect to size, the statue can be custom made i.e. hand sculpted over a specific time frame.
Each Mudras or peculiar hand gestures that can be seen in statues of Buddha have their own meaning, providing insights into an enlightened life. Dharmachakra mudra is one such unique hand gesture as sculpted in this kochila-stone marvel with bit of black polish. Translated from Buddhism as the wheel of Dharma, the distinctive gesture is also known as gesture of Teaching of the Wheel of Dharma. It depicts a significant moment in Buddha's life; he performed the mudra during his first sermon in Sarnath, a city north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. Looking at the sculpture can unconsciously elevate inner awareness and usher calmness and peace.
Suggested Placement : The prayer room or the living room.
Note : With respect to size, the statue can be custom made i.e. hand sculpted over a specific time frame.
This sculpture is one among the many which reflect the influence of Buddhism, which has been carried forward through generations. The central theme of this sculpture emanates peace of mind. The Nirvana state of Buddha comes alive from its redstone form, and recreates a sense of completeness that is embellished with nothing, but freedom (Moksha in Sanskrit) that comes with calmness.
Suggested Placement : In The living room.
Note : With respect to size, the statue can be custom made -- hand sculpted over a specific time frame.