One of the things I enjoy about blogging is the opportunity to learn from other bloggers about parts of the world that I have never visited. A couple of days ago I visited the blog website of S. Jayaraman and found some very interesting photos of horse sculptures. Here is the first one that captured my attention.
The photo above is of a carved wooden horse that was taken when S. Jayaraman visited an ancient village known as Thiruvathigai in the Tamil Nadu State of India. S. Jayaraman had visited a wood workshop where the carvers are the ninth generation to carve and paint wooden sculptures.
Here are photos S. Jayaraman took of the carvings in ancient Hindu Temples. that also feature horses.
I am interested to see that in these ancient sculptures there are human figures , dogs and an elephant supporting the horse from beneath. In the modern wooden sculpture there is a man , possibly a deity, supporting the horse. Ancient or modern the horse is an important figure in India as well as in the Western world.
Please visit S. Jayaraman’s blog to see more of his photos.