Sringara (ornamentation) is done with the most intricate jewelry, her attire
has striking shades and designs and clings tastefully to her youthful form.
This brass lady with a mirror statue, also known as “Darpana” (mirror lady)
presents to us a decked by Nayika (heroine) eagerly awaiting the arrival of her
lover and futilely trying to pass her time by gazing into her reflection in the
lady with a mirror icon is placed on an upturned lotus pedestal which is
charmingly decorated with red, turquoise, and blue inlay work. Elegantly
postured with an aesthetic poise embodied in her form, this Darpana is the
definition of feminine beauty. Her hair is tied in a neat bun, with a Maang
tika(hair ornament) keeping her luscious locks in place. The brass lady with
mirror is endowed with other exquisite ornaments- Karnaphool (earrings shaped
like flowers), jeweled necklaces, Kada (bracelet), mekhla (girdle), and nupur
(anklet). A masterful choice of inlay pieces by the maker of this brass lady
with mirror has provided her with a refined choli (bodice) of turquoise color
and a dhoti (lower body garment) of appealing red, both the garments
embellished with round, contrasting inlay pieces set in circular brass wires,
making a floral pattern. The vibrant garments of Darpana complement the
glistening skin of the wonderfully alluring lady.
assured incised lines, the facial features of the brass lady with mirror statue
are delineated to perfection. Piercing gaze, sharp nose, and lips that appear
to be inwardly smiling, our Darpana is capable of any heart quiver with
passion. However, her enchanting eyes, for now, are turned towards the brass
mirror she is holding in her left hand, appearing to be lost in her thoughts,
imagining the arrival of her beloved. In an attempt to soothe her mind, the
lady with the mirror has her right hand in Shuni mudra, a gesture that is
believed to instill patience in the heart.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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