A one-of-a-kind Radha-Krishna idiom. This twin doll ensemble is fit to grace the home of the Vaishnava devotee with a playful nature. Alternatively, these would make a culturally significant addition to the playthings of your child. Fashioned from wood, the finish betrays tribal influences. Despite the primitive-style handiwork, the sophistication is unmistakable.
Simplistic plinths beneath the deities’ feet in a solid, earthy brown colour. Glittering glass beads in varied colours embossed in traditional patterns all over the surface. Radha is clad in a piece of vermillion silk woven in with gracious gold threads. It is cinched at the waist with a bejewelled belt and completed by pearl ornaments punctuated by shiny bits of glass.
The features on both faces are engraved with precision and symmetry. Lord Krishna is wearing a white dhoti laced with peeta-coloured silk (‘peeta’ means amber). The lovers look identical, almost as if they are one. The beauty of Radha-Krishna’s togetherness has been captured in its very essence and spirit in this folk doll ensemble.
How to care for Wood Statues?
Wood is extensively used in sculpting especially in countries like China, Germany, and Japan. One feature that makes the wood extremely suitable for making statues and sculptures is that it is light and can take very fine detail. It is easier for artists to work with wood than with other materials such as metal or stone. Both hardwoods, as well as softwood, are used for making sculptures. Wood is mainly used for indoor sculptures because it is not as durable as stone. Changes in weather cause wooden sculptures to split or be attacked by insects or fungus. The principal woods for making sculptures and statues are cedar, pine, walnut, oak, and mahogany. The most common technique that sculptors use to make sculptures out of wood is carving with a chisel and a mallet. Since wooden statues are prone to damage, fire, and rot, they require proper care and maintenance.
It is extremely important to preserve and protect wooden sculptures with proper care. A little carelessness and negligence can lead to their decay, resulting in losing all their beauty and strength. Therefore, a regular clean-up of the sculptures is a must to prolong their age and to maintain their shine and luster.
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