Maiwa Handprints Ltd.

Maiwa Handprints Ltd.

#6 - 1666 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3S2 / One of the worlds largest retailers of natural dyes, Maiwa also promotes artisan work and cultures.
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Nataraja Shiva - the Lord of the Dance, also known as the Dancing Shiva. This figure is often found in Indian households and is based on a sculpture which was perfected by artists of the Chola period (880-1279 CE). This statue is often synonymous with Hinduism and has come to represent India in the minds of many. Nataraja is also interpreted as the dance of creation and destruction or the cosmic dance. There is a two-metre high Nataraja sculpture at CERN.

Perched atop of a 20" Diwali lamp is this dhokra musician. Dhokra figures are cast using the lost wax technique by village craftspeople in Odisha.

A second Buddha with the half-closed eyes of meditation. This is an elegant figure with clean lines and pure forms.

This Buddha is crafted in the Thai style. The Buddha assumes the pose sometimes called "Calling the Earth to Witness the Enlightenment." The pot of herbs in the palm sometimes leads this pose to be called "The Medicine Buddha." The figure shows exquisite detail and a depth of expression.

A team of oxen from the south of India pull a cart. This is a masterful piece of sculpture consisting of several individually made items fitted together. It's exact provenance has been lost, however, such items could have been made as a plaything for the Raj's children in one of India's princely states.

maiwa ajrakh bedding

maiwa ajrakh bedding

maiwa ajrakh bedding