Four Hindu Antique Wood Panels Hindu depicting the Goddess Rati
Four Sculpted wood Panels of Exotic wood
approxiamte 88 cm by 25 cm each panel
Four exotic antique sculptured panels in solid wood depicting Rati, Hindu Goddess of love. The Godess Rati shown dancing while below each panel exotic positions of love making and pleasuring. Originally part of a large wall ensemble this architectural salvage artifact embodies a cultural belief system in miniature.
Rati (Sanskrit: रति, Rati) is the Hindu goddess of love, carnal desire, lust, passion and sexual pleasure. Usually described as the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, Rati is the female counterpart, the chief consort and the assistant of Kama (Kamadeva), the god of love. A constant companion of Kama, she is often depicted with him in legend and temple sculpture. She also enjoys worship along with Kama. Rati is often associated with the arousal and delight of sexual activity, and many sex techniques and positions derive their Sanskrit names from hers.