Lord Ganesha travels on his mystical mount, a mouse, in this admirable statuette from Dayal J. Daryanani. According to Hindu lore, the mouse represents the intellect which is able to slip unobserved or without our conscious knowledge into places which not thought possible to penetrate, that is why it is a servant of Ganesha, Lord of Knowledge, who does in fact control it. The statuette is carved of kadam wood with admirable detail.
We started Novica with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all. Along the way, we discovered something very important – as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.
Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.
Our vision of the future is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. We reject that future!
Instead, we see a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become our drivers.
We see an open-minded world that builds deeper bonds across nations, religions, and communities, forging cultural understanding, mutual respect and admiration.
Are you in?
Join us as we forge a new path together.
Let’s create a better world!
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