Blessing Ganesha Tanjore Painting | Traditional Colors With 24K Gold | Teakwood Frame | Handmade

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The glittering and radiant Tanjore painting that you see here portrays Lord Ganesha who is the sweet and noble child of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. He is revered as the patron of science and arts. Also, known as Vighnaharta Shri Ganesha, he removes all the obstacles from the path of success of the devotees (especially in the path of bhakti) and is thus worshiped at the start of every auspicious ceremony and rite. 

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Item Code: PAA353
Dimensions 23.00 inch Height X 19.00 inch Width X 3.50 inch Depth
Weight: 4.35 kg
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Seated underneath a beautiful Prabhavali designed with typical Indian motifs and patterns, Lord Ganesha sits on an encrusted-gold elevated seat in lalitasana having four arms (chaturbhujadhari) against a dark background. Being the leader of all the ganas (attendants) of Lord Shiva for which he is also known as Ganapati, he wears a huge jeweled crown on his head. Having the head of an elephant and the body of a human, he is attired in bright yellow garment and adorned with several ornaments. He holds an elephant goad in his upper right hand, the noose (pasha) in the left hand, his favorite sweet “Modak” in the lower left hand while the right hand is in Abhaya Mudra. His tusk turns towards his right and is marked with a full-blown lotus flower which is the symbol of pure consciousness. His mount Mooshak is present near the lord’s right foot, folding his hands and is ready to serve his master at any moment. Every bit of this painting has been elaborately embellished with pure gold along with the sequences of tiny shining stones along the outlines that shine throught the painting. This is the main characteristic feature of Tanjore style artwork which makes it stand out from other ordinary paintings.


How are Tanjore paintings made?

Tanjore painting is a traditional form of art in the South Indian style and was started by the inhabitants of a small town known as Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu. This gives it another name called “Thanjavur painting”. This painting draws its figures, designs, and inspiration from the time when Vedic culture was prevalent in India. Certain remarkable features of a Tanjore painting distinguish it from other paintings. Some of these are pure gold or gold foil coating on gesso work, the use of rich and vivid colors, and the inlay of cut-glass or semi-precious and precious stones. The subjects of most of the Tanjore paintings are Hindu Gods, Goddesses, and saints. The main devotional figure is portrayed in the central portion of the painting and is usually surrounded by various secondary figures.

The process of making a Tanjore painting

The classic Tanjore paintings are done on wooden planks and hence are also referred to as Palagai Padam in South India (Palagai = Wooden plank, Padam = Picture). Creating a masterpiece is never an easy task but the skilled artists of Thanjavur have been following the tradition of making timeless Tanjore paintings for decades.
The making process begins with preparing the wooden board or canvas. The size of the board depends upon the choice of the patron. The next step is to paste cardboard over the wooden board and then a cotton fabric is stretched and pasted upon it using Arabic gum.
Tanjore Painting Wooden Base
Now that the cloth is attached to the wooden panel, a rough sketch of the motifs and figure is drawn onto the fabric. After this, a paste of chalk powder and water-soluble adhesive is evenly applied over the base and smoothed.
Sketching of Tanjore Painting
Thereafter, the outlines which were made or traced using a stencil are now ready to be beautified and decked with various add-ons. The usual materials for decoration are cut-glass, pearls, semi-precious and precious gems, gold leaf, and laces. 22 or 18 Karat Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are especially inlaid in areas like pillars, arches, walls, thrones, and dresses.
Gold Inlay work on painting
In the final step, the rest of the painting is filled with rich and striking colors such as shades of red, blue, and green. Formerly, the artists used natural colors like vegetable and mineral dyes instead of chemical paints. The entire painting is then cleaned and refined to give a flawless finished look.
Since the making of a single piece of Tanjore painting requires a complex and elaborate process, the artists usually take at least one or two months to complete it. The use of pure gold foil and gems for beautification is a characteristic of an authentic Tanjore painting. Due to this, Tanjore paintings last for generations without getting tarnished and are much more expensive than general paintings. Though the art form has undergone various changes and technique modifications over the years, it continues to attract the hearts of art lovers.
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