In this $59.95 palm leaf wall hanging, ‘Ganesha, the Son of Siwa’ is being exalted upon a lontar scroll. This is a way that Nengah Dika has chosen to exalt classic art of Bali. There are certain aspects of the palm leaf , also known as a lontar leaf, that gives Balinese of the ancient days the ability to bring about advancement to not just painting but literature as well. The palm leaf was Dika’s choice for performing detailed engraving work of Ganesha’s portrait, particularly on dry leaves with a couple of rods made of bamboo for display. This piece is particularly one to admire. The son of Siwa is what Ganesha is known to be. However, he is also the son of Durga. The man-elephant has been given the power to rule over disastrous occult types of forces to mankind. This is very sacred. The portrait has depicted Ganesha with four arms. In one arm, he is holding a symbolism of knowledge that is of eternal superiority in the form of a chain. The book of lontar leaves that represents the origin of the knowledge that was acquired over time. An axe with a sort of lash serves to bring about world protection from disaster and any evil.