Cow and Calf Under the Tree
The beautiful brass sculpture of Lord Shiva along with His wife Parvati is given a graceful treatment. Lord Shiva is also known as Panchaanana - the Five-headed One. The five aspects of the Lord include: Earth, water, fire and aakaasa (space). His five heads represent the five basic elements (panchabhuthas). He is depicted in a seated posture and his five heads and ten hands are beautifully carved out of brass in a nice manner. Lord Shiva is worshipped by the Hindus for his all pervasive power and influence. The figure contains some delicate designs on it.
One of the most popular dance forms in Gujarat, the Dandiya has been beautifully painted by the artists with some amazing depiction of feminine beauty. The six ladies with dandiya on their hands are dancing in full swing. Their drapery, bangles, jewelries, all has been painted well. The method of dewaxing has given a special effect here as well. The painting reveals some degree of gracefulness.
The vehicle of Lord Vishnu has been given somewhat rotund treatment by the artist. Could be used as wall hanging the figure is a fine specimen of artistic caliber. With its head and wings that of an eagle, Garuda is called the king of the birds. It is said that he consumed all the Sun’s rays. His prominent eyebrows, bulging eyes, swelling cheeks all have been yielded a rare treatment by the artist..
The beautiful painting of four nicely decorated elephants is given a resplendent and spectacular treatment in the traditional Batik style, the beautiful painting depicts four elephants moving forward. Applying the wax resist and systematic cracking are the key to a beautiful art piece. The characteristic batik effect is created by cracking of wax on the lighter hues and seeping in of the darker colors though them.
A tapestry of different gods and goddesses as well as their disciples has made the painting an attractive one. Goddess Kali, Lord Ganesha, Ravan along with a host of devotees offering prayers to their gods have been nicely painted.