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.
‘Wall Hangings’ Art
In this Decoupage wall adornment, ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ stands on top a moon that is curved in shape like a crescent. She is looking towards the direction of the Earth in a loving manner. The connection to Mexico is something that the Virgin of Guadalupe will have indefinitely. In the year of 1531, Juan Diego took note of her appearance before him. The evidence of this would be the bunch of roses that bloomed. Vignettes are on every side of the portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The Pope John Paul II took it upon himself to name her the Patron Saint of the Americas and is revered symbol of Catholics. The portrait was recreated by Ana Maria Gonzalez with a selling price of $39.95.