Goddess Saraswati - Dhokra Statue

Goddess Saraswati - Dhokra Statue

$38.00 USD

One of the most popular goddesses in India, Saraswati is worshiped by students across the country. She is the repository of learning and education. In this spectacular Kalamkari painting, she is holding her veena on her left hand.. A shining paradigm of beauty and an example of the ancient dhokra technique, the figure is crafted through a laborious lost wax process associated with the tribal groups of northern India. A model is sculpted of clay and dried in the sun; it is then covered with beeswax and more clay, forming a mold. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished. Lost wax is laborious method that entails four distinct phases: 1) creation of the wax model 2) forming the mold around the wax model 3) casting of the mold and 4) finishing of the piece.

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One of the most popular goddesses in India, Saraswati is worshiped by students across the country. She is the repository of learning and education. In this spectacular Kalamkari painting, she is holding her veena on her left hand.. A shining paradigm of beauty and an example of the ancient dhokra technique, the figure is crafted through a laborious lost wax process associated with the tribal groups of northern India. A model is sculpted of clay and dried in the sun; it is then covered with beeswax and more clay, forming a mold. The piece is cast, cleaned and again dried in the sun. Finally, it is heated in the ground for five days and polished. Lost wax is laborious method that entails four distinct phases: 1) creation of the wax model 2) forming the mold around the wax model 3) casting of the mold and 4) finishing of the piece.

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