Ashtalakshmi is a group of eight manifestations of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. She presides over the eight sources of wealth which are, prosperity, fertility, good fortune, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny, and power. Each of the goddess Lakshmi’s miniature eight forms- Adi Lakshmi (Primeval and an ancient form of Lakshmi), Dhana Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth), Dhanya Lakshmi (goddess of agricultural wealth), Gaja Lakshmi (giver of animal wealth), Santana Lakshmi (goddess of bestowing offspring), Veera Lakshmi (a goddess who bestows valour during battles), Vijaya Lakshmi (giver of victory) and Vidya Lakshmi (goddess of the bestower of knowledge of arts and sciences), are sculpted with great care in lustrous brass.
The jet-black wooden case is built especially for these Ashtalakshmi set in a stylized, organized, and unique pattern of three layers with the additional beauty of an auspicious diya kept on the bottom layer in centre and two bells hanging at the top, visualizing it as a complete miniature temple. It is framed and put together with the sculptor’s unmatched skills that can be discovered only in the Orient.
Dimension of Lakshmi StatuesFrom Top Left Corner To Right:-5.1 inch Height x 4.7 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.2 inch Height x 6.7 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.1 inch Height x 4 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.3 inch Height x 4.5 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.2 inch Height x 4.2 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.2 inch Height x 4.2 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.2 inch Height x 3.7 inch Width x 3 inch Depth5.2 inch Height x 4 inch Width x 3 inch Depth
How to care for Wood Statues?
Wood is extensively used in sculpting especially in countries like China, Germany, and Japan. One feature that makes the wood extremely suitable for making statues and sculptures is that it is light and can take very fine detail. It is easier for artists to work with wood than with other materials such as metal or stone. Both hardwoods, as well as softwood, are used for making sculptures. Wood is mainly used for indoor sculptures because it is not as durable as stone. Changes in weather cause wooden sculptures to split or be attacked by insects or fungus. The principal woods for making sculptures and statues are cedar, pine, walnut, oak, and mahogany. The most common technique that sculptors use to make sculptures out of wood is carving with a chisel and a mallet. Since wooden statues are prone to damage, fire, and rot, they require proper care and maintenance.
It is extremely important to preserve and protect wooden sculptures with proper care. A little carelessness and negligence can lead to their decay, resulting in losing all their beauty and strength. Therefore, a regular clean-up of the sculptures is a must to prolong their age and to maintain their shine and luster.
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