Photos: Mumbai artisans prepare eco friendly clay idols of Lord Ganesha

Updated: Aug 11, 2016, 14:11 IST
  • Photos: Mumbai artisans prepare eco friendly clay idols of Lord Ganesha
    When Indian artist Dattadri Kothur saw the pollution caused by an annual Hindu tradition of immersing elaborately decorated idols of the elephant-headed god Ganesha in the sea, he decided to do something about it. Kothur's "Tree Ganesha" idols are made entirely out of organic materials that will disintegrate when they get wet, and are designed to be watered like a plant rather than immersed in the sea. All pics/AFP
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    An Indian artisan prepares eco-friendly clay idols of elephant headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha at the "Tree Ganesha" workshop in Mumbai.
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    An Indian artisan arranges miniature hands as he prepares eco-friendly clay idols of elephant headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha
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    Indian artisans including Dattadri Kothur (R) prepare eco-friendly clay idols of elephant headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha at the "Tree Ganesha" workshop in Mumbai.
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    An idol is getting touches at the workshop
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    Eco-friendly clay idols of elephant headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha wait for delivery
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    An eco-friendly clay idol of elephant headed Hindu God Lord Ganesha waits for delivery
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Artisans are busy around the clock at workshops in bid to welcome the beloved elephant-god. Here are some of the eco-friendly idols captured at 'Tree Ganesha' workshop in Mumbai

 

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