Lord Ganesh Dancing on Rat - Nepalese lost wax craft

Lord Ganesh Dancing on Rat - Nepalese lost wax craft

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The beautiful brass figure of Lord Ganesha dancing on his vehicle a rat is nicely carved out in the traditional Nepalese lost wax craft method. The Lord is in a jolly mode and the rat is also reacting to its Lord’s sentiment. In Nepal, making metal images is a very old and glorious art. Metal craft products include metal figures of gods and goddesses of Hinduism and Buddhism. The art is primarily centred in Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhojpur. Lost wax method of casting is very popular in Nepal for which a wax model is made covering with varieties of clay. The figure is then heated so that the wax is melted. Then the liquid wax is extracted and metal is poured into the cavity. The original model is translated into the metal image. As the metal image out of the casting is quite rough, it is made smooth by chiseling. The metal statue is then painted as per the specifications of religion. This complicated craftsmanship requires an artist's conception, adequate technology, an engineer's precision and the skillful hands of a craftsman. Such a glorious technology is transferred from generation to generation and artisans follow the age – old designs and production technology. It is quite a labourious and time consuming process and a large piece of art can take up to six months to create and several people need to work on it.
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The beautiful brass figure of Lord Ganesha dancing on his vehicle a rat is nicely carved out in the traditional Nepalese lost wax craft method. The Lord is in a jolly mode and the rat is also reacting to its Lord’s sentiment. In Nepal, making metal images is a very old and glorious art. Metal craft products include metal figures of gods and goddesses of Hinduism and Buddhism. The art is primarily centred in Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhojpur. Lost wax method of casting is very popular in Nepal for which a wax model is made covering with varieties of clay. The figure is then heated so that the wax is melted. Then the liquid wax is extracted and metal is poured into the cavity. The original model is translated into the metal image. As the metal image out of the casting is quite rough, it is made smooth by chiseling. The metal statue is then painted as per the specifications of religion. This complicated craftsmanship requires an artist's conception, adequate technology, an engineer's precision and the skillful hands of a craftsman. Such a glorious technology is transferred from generation to generation and artisans follow the age – old designs and production technology. It is quite a labourious and time consuming process and a large piece of art can take up to six months to create and several people need to work on it.

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