A Gorgeous Art Work intricately Carved Statue of Devadasi in Stone For Outdoor or Poolside; 5 Feet

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A Gorgeous Art Work intricately Carved Statue of Devadasi in Stone For Outdoor or Poolside; 5 Feet
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Stunning sculpture of a Devadasi Carrying a Child in her arms.and Pot of Water on her Head. Dance and music are the necessary ingredients of daily prayer for temple deities and young women were trained and also learned and practiced classical Indian Temple dance traditions such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Odissi dances. They were called Devadasi and dedicated their life in service of the temple Diety. According to ancient Indian mythology the Devadasi are the most beautiful, charming and celestial representations of the feminine, gifted artistically, to be like celestial singers and dancers. Together with the Gandharvas, or celestial musicians, they inhabit the Heavens. Carved from Soft Stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.
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Width(Inches)30.00
Height(Inches)60.00
Weight(Kg)350.00
MaterialStone
Product CareWipe it off with a Dry Cloth. No Further cleaning is required.
StateOdisha
CraftStone Carving-Odisha
Craft StoryIn Odessa stone carving is the major handicraft. It reached heights of excellence through centuries. There are innumerable rock-cut sculptures, archaeological monuments, caves and temples like Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Lingaraj, Puri and that are wonder in stone, the temple chariot of the Sun God at Konark, in addition to the beautiful Stupas and monasteries of Lalitgiri Ratnagiri and Udayagiri built for centuries and embroidered with most beautiful and intricately carved statue and other adornments. The present artisans have kept alive the sculptural traditions of their forefathers. So they are carving exact replicas of the original temple sculptures besides producing a variety of other items. They use ultra-soft white soap stone, and slightly harder greenish chlorite and the still harder pinkish Khan and the hardest of all black granite.
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