Beautiful hand carved sono wood Saraswati. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, and education. Saraswati has 4 arms. This one showing her standing standing atop her swan mount. playing an Indian instrument called the veena. Originally from Indonesia.
** Sono wood, also called sonokeling or black rosewood in English. The tree originates in India, but even there, carvings in this wood are rather rare. It has subtle light and dark streaks running through its rich dark chocolate color. Because the texture of sono wood is very crisp and dense, it can be shaped into spectacular designs. Its surface after carving is usually surprisingly smooth and glossy, almost as though it’s not wood at all. Sono wood is valued for its not wood-like qualities. This particular wood type has few visible grain streaks because it is so pitch black. It is also a very dense; dense enough, in fact, to sink in water.
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 15″ x 62″
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