Auspicious Ganesha with his elephant's head sits upon a tiny mouse, his vehicle. His kindly visage a study in tranquility, the beloved Hindu deity wears an ornate crown. From Suresh and Devender Garg, they are sculpted in astonishing detail.
15 cm H x 8 cm W x 5 cm D
6" H x 3.2" W x 2" D
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
"I always wanted my profession to be related to the field of art."
In August of 2011, Suresh passed away from complications after a heart attack. Suresh was one of the first artisans to join Novica India and we deeply feel his loss. "Suresh was my elder brother. We were very close and his demise has left a big void in our family," Devender tells us. "We spent a lot of time together, be it at work or outside, and we shared many happy memories. He was always very keen on traditional handcrafts, and this is how we started this venture dating back almost four decades ago.
"Although he is not with us anymore, I am so proud to be able to continue this venture for him and for me. Suresh always had nice things to say about Novica customers and I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for your support, and hope to preserve it as I continue with my brother’s legacy."
When he joined Novica, Suresh shared his story:
"I was born in 1940 in Dehradun, India. We are three in the family - my wife, my son and myself. I started this work with no background in terms of my family or training in this field. I have learned from my own experiences. I always wanted my profession to be related to the field of art.
"I started with ivory products, and later switched to sandalwood. The art of making sandalwood boxes is extremely intricate and detail oriented, therefore it requires skilled workmanship. I am the guiding factor for my craftsmen, who create these exquisite boxes and other works based on my unique designs.
"My craftsmen and I are deeply involved with the making of sandalwood products, especially sandalwood boxes. We also use kadamwood and and marble. The making of these boxes requires a lot of devotion, patience and concentration as intricate handwork is done. Sandalwood has a unique natural fragrance, and is available only in a few parts of southern India. It is quite expensive and one has to be extremely careful while cutting the raw wood, to avoid any wastage. The intricate carving on these products is done with an iron needle. The products are polished twice in the production process. The polishing technique used is referred to as buffing, which gives the products an extremely elegant finish.
"We are proud to be associated with Novica which has given us a platform to display our products through its website."
So much detail has gone into this work of art. I love what I am seeing. I can feel the passion that has gone into this. Lots of good energy. Awesome job!
I ordered a "" Perky Parrot "" from Suresh and Devender Garg. I have received my order recently and both my husband and I love this little statuette of parrot. Its craftsmanship is exquisite, details are amazing and it makes us smile every time we look at it. We like this statuette to such degree that we ordered another "" Perky Parrot"" for my husband's sister who lives in Europe. Thank you for creating such delightful work of art.