This sculpture is sculpted keeping in view the patronage of Lord Shiva, just like Shiva’s cosmic dancer (Nataraja) form, Lord Ganesha (Shiva’s son) is seen as dancing in vigour with left leg on mouse (his sacred vehicle) and right bent in a 90 degree angle. The mouse sits on the lotus pedestal which is kept inverted on a three-layered stand, carved in absolute fineness and beauty. Chaturbhuja has his anterior hands postured in the Nataraja mudra unlike his usual iconography and rear hands carrying the iconic implements- Noose and Pasa.
Ganesha’s stance and sharpness displays his exuberance, focussing attention towards his slender body inspite of having a portly figure. The multiple pleated dhoti that he wears is fashioned in a flowy and luxurious manner with the traditional long kamarband enhancing its charm. Zoom in to appreciate the natural texture of mouse’ body identifying it as a hairy type; ornamented in graceful jewels and the long multiple layered sun haloed crown is inspired by the great South Indian temple carvings.
Having a lavishly carved and striated trunk in valampuri pose, large ornamented ears in horizontal lines and the tilak on forehead reminding us of Shiva’s third eye, are some of the minutest briefings on which the carver has paid keen attention. Ganesha is framed here in a double layered Kirtimukha ring which is surrounded by mesmerizing flowers signifying his love and a colorful aura, unlike Shiva’s ferocious ring of flames; inner edge is decorated with leaves joining together to form small temple tops in the upper half. Not only the distinctive structure, but also its magnified size is an eye-catcher for the viewer.
A Kashmiri stole is like putting on an elegance that can be remembered forever. The one shown on this page is an absolute depiction of the heavenly beauty of Kashmir on a 6.3 x 2.4 ft pure wool fabric. Its black color highlights each and every pattern in its best possible kinds, outlining every color separately forming a perfect blend. The entire area is woven in multicolored patterns that complement each other accentuating the grace and beauty of this masterpiece. The border of black threads hanging loose gives a delicate finish in a traditional form.
The entire field area is covered with a border of three thick layers of brownish tone; outermost and the innermost is embroidered with purple colored mountain forming flowers while the one in centre is slightly thick, designed in red, pink and orange toned floral patterns. Kashmir is known for its magnificent foliage and wonderous beauty of colors, the weaver has very beautifully depicted this beauty in a mesmerized pattern.
The centre block is laden with a sheet of long green colored leaves arousing in a patterned direction and red flowers outgrown on them; it is decorated with long paisleys of a contrasting shade and filled with red and pink colored designs. The style and color of this stole make it a wearable piece on all kinds of attires, whether western or Indian, and its superfine quality provides warmth in cool and breezy winters.
Jewellery acts as an exclamation mark to a women’s outfit; simple outfit with trendy jewel is enough for an impressive personality. Exotic India Art provides such kinds of precious jewels, as the one shown here. The beauty and classy look of this Amber bracelet persuades us to think that our life is too short to wear any boring jewellery.
This honey colored Amber stone is the most valuable one from antiquity to the present times and has its roots from Russia; it is basically a fossilized tree resin which is appreciated fir its color and natural beauty.
The enticing bracelet shown on this page holds its attraction because of the circular Amber stones that fits perfectly in these alternatively attached circular and stylized square holder like shapes, made of sterling silver. Beauty of this bracelet lies in its structure, its color that goes with all shades of attires and the way it is carried. Apart from being an alluring fashion gemstone, it is also said to be a pain reliever that eases the body pain by its inbuilt magical chemicals.
His wrists are graced with sparkling silver antiquely designed bangles and his finger stands out as it is embellished with a glittery platinum ring. His fingernails are finely cut combing with his overall look. The matching platinum-carved drop earrings are distinguished as they stick downwards.
Intense wrinkles dig down his still young face with the crooked nose finely setting over this surface. His coal black sideburns extends down his face. His heavy-volume, unkempt and curly hair peaks from under his Rajhistani pagri.
Gloominess and pleasure prevails simultaneously as he closes his eyes, with thick eyelashes resting over them, in peace inhaling the poisonous smoke hurting him deep down, as he is used to this pain that cringes down his soul. It portrays a sad and dark past as the wealthy man smokes away the melancholy and his forlorn history over a deep puff. Intense feelings cringe the heart of the observer with this heart-wrenching portrait.
Artistry reaches an unexplored zenith with the brass-gold sculpture of Hanuman, showering his blessings over the beings, elegantly embodied with beautifully crafted gems. It gives an ultimate sense of strength with the firm and finely carved posture as Hanuman's creatively made Gada rests on the base.
He is the incarnation of Lord Shiva and is the symbol of strength and energy due to his selfless dedication to God. His character teaches the Hindus what they should do by becoming pure devotees of God, aligning themselves with the forces of good, helping the weak, with self control, unconditional faith and total surrender.
When you drape a Baluchari from our collection, you step out wearing a piece of itihasa. The border and endpiece of this saree are embroidered with scenes from the Mahabharata, arranged in templedoor-shaped panels. Luxuriant gold thread interspersed with black looks practically regal against the deep, fermented pink of the base colour. The field is superimposed with a coat of tiny paisleys; in fact, the style of booties on this number makes it a great one to wear to a wedding or a traditional evening do.
This elegant pair of earrings are available in two different gemstones, namely garnet and smoky quartz. Garnet is known for improving blood circulation, whereas smoky quartz dispels fear, anxiety and depression. The main frame of the earrings is made of lasting sterling silver. The top of the earrings is an oval-shaped gemstone with a victorian-like floral motif frame that is extended downwards into a heart-shaped before a similar gemstone that is teardrop-shaped dangles loosely at the end. This earring is 1.4 inch in height and weighs 4 grams.
Exotic India Art takes pride in the jewelry pieces we have scoured from all over the world. These items are carefully selected and then listed here on this website. We keep up to date with the latest trends and listen to our customers for any feedback provided. We are delighted to bring this piece to you, and applaud you on the refined taste that you have. If you are still hesitating, don't. We will not want you to regret if this item runs out of stock. "
This painting rendered as a clear water color art, represents against a divine red background Lord Shiva in his five cosmic faces painted unlike his usual Panchamukha iconography; in the usual ways, Panchamukha Shiva has his four faces in each of the four directions and the fifth face is either invisible or faces the sky, but this being a two-dimensional art form, all the five heads are three-fourth front facing with each having ornamented golden-brown coiffure atop.
He sits on a blooming double lotus which is kept on a highly stylized chowki and his ash-smeared body glows with the vigour of life along with Chandan smeared on his forehead and hints on body in an aesthetic contrast. Lord Shiva is garbed in the rigorous tiger skin costume and Goddess Parvati sits on his lap in absolute elegance and an expression of love and respect.
The ten-armed Shiva carries all his implements with Trident and Damru being the main of his iconography. He has the Vasuki serpent coiled around his neck, third eye and a crescent moon on forehead. Panchmukhi Shiva or Panchanana Shiva combines in him Tatpurusha, Vamadeva, Aghora, Sadyojata and Ishan representing wind, water, fire, creative function and space which are the five cosmic elements and space.
The story of Lord Krishna and serpent Kaliya is one of the most popular mythological stories in Hinduism. The dreaded venomous multi hooded serpent Kaliya symbolizes the numerous desires we have. One day Krishna was playing with his friends near Kaliya’s abode (waters of Yamuna in Vrindavan) and their ball fell in the river, so to catch the ball Krishna jumped into the river even after being warned about the poisonous snake. Kaliya being unaware of Krishna’s real identity, attacked him with his fangs and tried to tire his body around Krishna attempting to crush him, but the lord was too fast for him, he caught hold of the serpent’s tail and dragged him to the river surface, playing his flute on its head.
This brass sculpture is a clear depiction of this story, where Kaliya’s head is being subdued by Lord Krishna’s left foot such that the weight of the whole universe is in his feet and he is dancing on the serpent’s head in amusement not releasing his hold on the tail. The sculptor has very efficiently and neatly carved this statue, giving justice to this mythological act.
Krishna is adorned in a layered short dhoti tied below his navel and is ornated with lustrous jewels that complement with the long South Indian styled crown. His face features are chiselled in a precise and accurate manner, with that smile on his lips signifying his success on capturing the deadly serpent and making him move back to Ramanaka Dwipa (his original abode), thus saving the life of people of Vrindavan. We provide you with two color variants of this large statue- usual natural brass shade and the other in a dark cocoa color. This sculpture of Krishna taming Kaliya, rests on an inverted lotus pedestal which is kept on a thick square shaped base.
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