Elephant Brass Ornament. Indian brass sculpture. Decorative statue. Ethnic brass art. Home decor idea. Brass mantleshelf piece. Artikrti.
Metal craft and specifically craft and sculpture made of brass, copper and bronze go back a long, long way in India- all the way to the Indus Valley Civilization.
The discovery of the small bronze statuette of a dancing girl at the ancient site of Mohenjo-Daro in Central India testifies to the antiquity of Indian metal crafts 5000 years ago. Another famous early reference to metal craft is the 80 ft high Buddha statue in copper in a town called Nalanda in early 7th Century by Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang.
From this great lineage of work on metals comes this piece in brass- "Raja": an aristocratic male temple elephant, decked with all the finery for the temple festival. Intricate craftsmanship can be seen on Raja's body and forehead, where the sculptor has re-created the look and feel of the decorative embroidered cloth and the temple jewelry that temple elephants are decked with during festivals.
Indian brass art serves as interesting pieces of art curios in homes, the world over. This one would be a beautiful piece on your coffee table or on your fireplace or curio shelf in your home. And would make a great conversational piece when your visitors ask “Hey..Where did you get that?”
How about welcoming a piece of art that has 5000 years of ancestry to it.
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India’s textile, fabric, art and craft traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and his dedication to his craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan, in giving birth to his creation.
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The fine print:
Measures 6.0"[ trunk tip to tail] by 3.0" height. Weighs about 300 grams.
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