TREE TRUNK CARVING
This is very distinctive piece as it may not be available
so easily anywhere. The process behind this exquisite trunk
carving is rather difficult, long and time consuming. After
having procured a suitable trunk of a good tree, the center
is carefully made hollow by a slow burning of charcoal, thereby
the wood giving way all the way down as the charcoal burns.
Once this is accomplished, the trunk is left to cool down
and dried before the carving is commenced.
This rarity is large enough for the artist to carve three
distinctive faces to it. Lord Ganesha is carved on
all three faces with different poses; one is a "Tandava"
pose, the second is a dancing pose and in the third
he is shown as playing a flute. Besides the three Ganeshas
is the decorative ornamentation carved out all around the
trunk making this trunk a masterpiece that can never be duplicated.