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Yoga Art Box. Elephant Art Box. Zendoodle Art Box. Woodburned Box. Pyrography Box.

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The top of this beautiful box is decorated with a print of my orginal artwork of elephant yoga on a handmade paper. The print is sealed with waterproof varnish. The sides and front have the symbol of OM wood burned. Both outside and inside on all stained have been stained using waterbased acrylic stain. Inside is lined with felt. A perfect box to keep your personal possessions whether jewelry, prayer beads or yoga cards.

The inspirations for my yoga art come from my long practice of yoga and, from raising a family with all the ups and downs that go with it.

I named the mother elephant Lochanadevi because she has such beautiful eyes. Lochanadevi, like all modern mothers, is super busy juggling multiple roles on a daily basis. And, setting aside some personal time for yoga and meditation practice is a big challenge. Luckily for her, her young ones like to hang out with her.

I depict mother elephant and her calf instead of humans in my yoga art because elephants are matriarchal and family oriented and, are also the most beloved of Indian animals. They can be very agile and flexible. It is easy to imagine the mother elephant doing all those yoga poses while the little ones watched. I also call this yoga art Hatha(i) art. Hathi means elephant in Hindi and hence the play on Hatha yoga as Hatha(i) yoga.

The painting is done in Indian folk art style--the images are one-dimensional but have great details. Typically, Indian folk artists dye the paper using cow dung. I dye the watercolor paper with a wash of tea and coffee to give it a rich earth tone. This type of dyeing also creates additional brown spots that add interesting texture to the background. The painting itself is done mostly in primary colors. In India elephants are considered royal animals and are decorated with silk, gold and silver ornaments during religious festivals, and in art too they are so depicted.
All my yoga paintings are original, drawn and painted one at a time for the collector. I prefer to do it this way because yoga inspires my art and my art is a source of vitality and energy for my yoga practice. What you get will be close to what is shown in the photo but not an exact reproduction. I hope you enjoy having them in your possession.


Measures 7" x 4" x 3 /12". Made of wood.

Proceeds from sales are donated to sukriti social foundation http://www.sukriti.org

Yoga Art Box. Elephant Art Box. Zendoodle Art Box. Woodburned Box. Pyrography Box.


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pine wood, paper, artwork, paint
  • Only ships within United States.
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