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Dancing Ganesha with moushika. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and one of the most beloved figures in the Hindu pantheon.This Ganesha is number 4 in a series of mini Ganeshas.

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Gancing Ganesha with moushika his mouse
Moushika Ganesha, mini Ganesha #4
mokuhanga woodblock on mulberry paper

Ganesha, the elephant deity, is one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in the Hindu and Buddhist pantheon. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of the arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is invoked for auspicious beginnings, at the start of travel, marriage and new adventures. His vehicle is the mouse, moushika, symbolizing Ganesha's ability to travel anywhere to assist, even the smallest places.
This is #4 in a series of 5 mini Ganeshas

Mokuhanga is the traditional Japanese style of woodblock prints. Typically a separate block is hand carved for each color used. The blocks are printed onto Japanese Kozo or mulberry paper by hand rubbing with a barren. The inks used are sumie and watercolor inks. Mokuhanga is a labor-intensive old school printmaking practice. Small mokuhanga woodblocks are very difficult to carve. I hand painted this Ganesha.

Artist, Faith Stone
Size: 8x10 inch
titled, numbered and signed by the artist
Mat and plastic sleeve included