‘Mushika’ Rat Sculpture

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From our Chinese "Zodiac Collection", this Rat is hand-carved from teak wood, covered with Galuchat leather and accentuated with Sterling silver and Tiger's eyes.
 
In Chinese culture, rats represent working diligently and thriftiness, so people born in a Rat year are thought to be wealthy and prosperous.
 
“Mushika” as a rat has mythological importance in various ancient Indian Kingdoms and a belief is that Lord Ganesha is able to go into nooks and corners of the world and do his job as the Destroyer of Obstacles because his vehicle is a mouse, who basically can slither through tiny holes and narrow pathways, even in the darkness of night. This gave the quality of all-pervasiveness to Ganesha.
 
Product Care : Clean with soft brush. For silver decoration part in this piece has been coated with anti-tarnish, hence the silver is not to be polished. To clean it, use "stay clean" cream to gently wipe it with a cloth. The tray can be wiped clean with a moist cloth.
 
Size: 12.5(W)  x  23(L) x 18.5(H) cms.
Weight: 1.14 kgs.