Ganesha’s presence in home accessories:
Many contemporary home accents like cushion covers, storage boxes, incense burners, table lamps, paper weights, also explore the Ganesha icon.
1. A rectangular wooden storage box, decorated with a small colourful Ganesha painting in the front and with motifs and borders on the sides. The box can be used for storage and also to add an Indian accent where ever placed at home, or an office space.
2. A decorative hexagonal wooden storage box covered in beaten silver sheet, has two etched images of Ganesha. The silver sheet is covered with decorative floral motifs as borders, around Ganesha. Though this box is mainly used for storing dry fruits it is also used as a part of the home decor. This box brings in an old world charm of carved silver items that were used by Indian royalty.
3. A unique material to create a decorative Ganesha- a coconut! The dried husk of the coconut is carved into Ganesha’s form and the eyes, tusk, the sacred thread and the horizontal strokes of vibhuthi (sacred ash) with a dot of vermillion in the centre- all add to give the complete Ganesha feel.
4. A tiny framed Ganesha that can be used to decorate a wall or be placed on a table. The Ganesha face is placed on a jewel encrusted Aum. The orange colour of the Ganesha, the deep red background and the surrounding gold frame all are very traditional elements used in Ganesha temples.
5. A Ganesha created on the lines of a stuffed toy. The materials used are different types of printed fabrics and cotton stuffing. The cute features of this Ganesha are such that it would appeal to a child. The Indian prints on the fabrics and the colours chosen along with a baby faced Ganesha, combine two unusual things to bring out an Indian toy Ganesha.