This handmade, embossed, 2D wall hanging resembles the face of the Indian deity Ganesha.
Ganesha is believed to be the god of knowledge, wisdom and prosperity. And he is worshipped before any other deity in the Hindu Tradition.
Therefore, it is believed to be auspicious to have the face or idol of Lord Ganesha in the home.
This artwork is made using the Bihari Paper Mache technique with Madhubani motifs.
About the Art:
Madhubani painting is one of the many famous Indian art forms. As it is practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal, it is called Mithila or Madhubani art. Often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc. The colors used in Madhubani paintings are usually derived from plants and other natural sources. These colors are often bright and traditionally the pigments like lampblack and ochre were used to create black and brown respectively. Instead of contemporary brushes, objects like twigs, matchsticks and even fingers were used to create the paintings.