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    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Chola Style Brass Shiva Nataraja From South India

    A01940

    £2,950

    This large reproduction brass Chola style Shiva Nataraja was made in the late 20th century and is an unusually good example. Shiva, the Hindu god of creation & destruction is depicted as Nataraja (The Lord of the Dance), his most famous form. Shiva Nataraja is connected closely with Chidambaram temple in Tamil Nadu, South India and it is an iconic image known across the globe. He is also known as the cosmic dancer.

     The circular flames teach us that as one cycle ends, another begins with destruction comes creation. The famous French sculptor Rodin remarked that Shiva Nataraja has "what many people cannot see—the unknown depths, the core of life. There is grace in elegance, but beyond grace, there is perfection"

    Shiva can be seen standing atop the demon Apasmāra (or Muyalaka), the embodiment of ignorance, greed and possessiveness. Nataraja suppresses him without vanquishing him and thus destines him to a life of suppressed eternity.

     The original Chola period bronzes date to 907 - 1215 AD and were created using the lost wax technique using an alloy known as panchaloha (a mixture of five precious metals). Beeswax is mixed with a little oil and kneaded well to soften it. The figure is sculpted from this mixture with carved detailing. When the mould is entirely filled it is left to cool and then broken off exposing the cast bronze figure. The casting is then cleaned, finer details are carved, blemishes are removed and it is finally polished.

     

    Dimensions:

    98 x 34 x 120 (wxdxh cms)

    Base Size 43w x 34d cms

    Weight 56kgs

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout

    Dimensions: W98 x D34 x H120 cm


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    This large reproduction brass Chola style Shiva Nataraja was made in the late 20th century and is an unusually good example. Shiva, the Hindu god of creation & destruction is depicted as Nataraja (The Lord of the Dance), his most famous form. Shiva Nataraja is connected closely with Chidambaram temple in Tamil Nadu, South India and it is an iconic image known across the globe. He is also known as the cosmic dancer.

     The circular flames teach us that as one cycle ends, another begins with destruction comes creation. The famous French sculptor Rodin remarked that Shiva Nataraja has "what many people cannot see—the unknown depths, the core of life. There is grace in elegance, but beyond grace, there is perfection"

    Shiva can be seen standing atop the demon Apasmāra (or Muyalaka), the embodiment of ignorance, greed and possessiveness. Nataraja suppresses him without vanquishing him and thus destines him to a life of suppressed eternity.

     The original Chola period bronzes date to 907 - 1215 AD and were created using the lost wax technique using an alloy known as panchaloha (a mixture of five precious metals). Beeswax is mixed with a little oil and kneaded well to soften it. The figure is sculpted from this mixture with carved detailing. When the mould is entirely filled it is left to cool and then broken off exposing the cast bronze figure. The casting is then cleaned, finer details are carved, blemishes are removed and it is finally polished.

     

    Dimensions:

    98 x 34 x 120 (wxdxh cms)

    Base Size 43w x 34d cms

    Weight 56kgs

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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