The Indra on Airavata
Ancient Carving Patina Illusion made from Papier-mâché, Light and Sustainable!
This beautiful artwork on a wooden pedestal is made from papier-mâché by the talented community at Jayav Art. It is an original patina illusion artwork made from recycled paper. As a result, it looks like a stone sculpture, but the eco-friendly artwork is as light as paper and as solid as wood! Choose The ”Indra on Airavata” and give your home décor a touch of Antiquity!
Ancient Carving Patina Illusion made from Papier-Mâché, Light and Sustainable!
In Hinduism, each of the divine Gods and Goddesses have their own animal escorts. These are also called as Vahanas (animal vehicles). The literal meaning of a Vahana is something which carries, or pulls. While different Gods are associated with different Vahanas, Lord Indra, the god of gods, is associated with a white elephant called Airavata.
Airavata is the mythological winged white elephant. Airavata is also called ‘Ardha-Matanga’, meaning “elephant of the clouds”; ‘Naga-malla’, meaning “the fighting elephant”; and ‘Arkasodara’, meaning “brother of the sun”.
One of his names means “the one who knits or binds the clouds”, hence the myth that elephants are capable of producing clouds. When Indra defeated Vritra, Airavata reached down to the watery underworld with his trunk, sucked up the water and sprayed it into the clouds. Indra then caused cool water to rain down, thereby linking the waters of the sky to those of the underworld.
Creative Art Deco
The recycled materials and handmade process make each item one of a kind, with a story to tell.
Papier mache is light, so suitable for masks and other sculpture intended to be carried, and can take very fine detail. It is also solid as wood!
At Jayav Art, we help people with disabilities to fully participate in work-based learning and we recycle old paper into beautiful works of art.
26 x 04 x 32 cm