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Cotton batik wall hanging, 'Benevolent Ganesha' (India)

Working in batik, Siddique creates a wonderfully detailed portrait of Ganesha. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati, two of the most powerful deities within the realm of Hindu belief. Ganesha is endowed with the power to control the occult forces that bring disaster upon humankind. His clothing and posture evoke a sense of nobility while his face speaks of kindness and generosity.