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This exclusive Varanasi Batik Wall Hanging Art piece is hand-painted by a four-generation family of artisans in Varanasi, India. The Batik is entirely handcrafted through a process of waxing the intricate design, dyeing the fabric, and removing the wax to reveal the final creation. The result is an amazing work of art that adds a sacred element to any home or workspace, and can act as a wonderful instrument for meditation and prayer.
Our Shiva Mahadeva Collection beautifully represents the yogi aspect of this auspicious deity of destruction and transformation. Shiva is a bestower of peace, and he is recognized by many names, including Adiyoga Shiva, which honors him as the patron god of yoga, meditation and the arts. He is shown with many deeply significant symbols, including the crescent moon on his forehead, representing his eternal nature and complete mastery over time. Our wall hanging art also depicts Shiva with a snake coiled around his neck, a tiger skin as his garment, and with India’s holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair. A nectar-filled water pot, trishul spear and attached damaru drum remain beside him.
Since each Varanasi Batik Wall Hanging Art is individually handcrafted, patterns and colors may vary slightly. Hanging materials not included; display ideas listed at bottom.
SIZE: Approximately 35"W x 37"H
MATERIAL: 100% cotton
ORIGIN: Handcrafted in India
CARE: Feather dust. Do not wash, dry clean, or hang in direct sunlight.
DISPLAY OPTIONS: Hanging materials are not included. Display options include using small hanging rings, Velcro strips® (with softer portions attached to the Batik), or a ‘Museum Mount’ for the most professional display.
To create your own Museum Mount, you’ll need a needle, thread, stapler, and staples suitable for wood, plus black fabric and a wooden frame that’s approximately a half inch larger than the Batik Wall Hanging Art on each side. Stretch black fabric over the frame, and staple fabric to cover the frame. Hand-stitch Batik to the frame fabric, turning the rough edges under, for the most professional look.