An image of the gracefully reclining Ganesha, carved entirely from wood. The variety is known as Vengai wood, derived from a tree endemic to South India. It is believed to be infused with miniscule proportions of divine life; as such, when it comes to creating traditional iconography, it is the medium of choice with the highly skilled artisans of the region.
The Lord is propped up on a bolster. He lies on His right on a bed of lotus petals. The adorable elephant-head rests on the palm of the right hand, while the left hand is stretched along the left side of His body. The knees are bent in opposite directions, with the right foreleg resting against the left one.
Details of Ganesha’s attire and adornments have been carved into the body of the wood in minimalistic yet densely formed lines and curves. The devotee may choose from the natural ochre colour of wood or the deep, glistening black variation. Both are monotone compositions that would go with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
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