Monkey lessons for life!

An exquisitely created wrought iron Gandhian monkey statue has a rustic feel due to its rough black texture and minimalistic craftsmanship. This carefully cast iron frame is the perfect blend of raw beauty and clean finish. This beautiful handicraft will sprinkle good thoughts all around your surroundings.

Material : Wrought Iron

Dimension: 4.5 x  5 x 3 inch 

Weight : 0.5 KG

You would love to know this piece of art is 

+ Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
+ Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
+ Made with lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions : Wipe with a dry cloth . A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.
Roomantique guarantee : Our crafts last a lifetime.  
Beautiful Variations: The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of our product(s) being 100% handmade, and not factory manufactured. Please read our Product Disclaimer for more details.

Three Principles of Life

Mahatma Gandhi has the credit of popularising (and normalising) the three monkeys that represent the idea of - speak no evil, see no evil and hear no evil. However, this maxim comes from a shrine - Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan from the 17th century. The monkey that covers his eyes is called Mizaru, the one covering ears is Kikazaru and the one covering his mouth is Iwazaru.  The origin of this concept, however, is believed to have been from the Koshin rite of folk religion - a Japanese belief with Chinese Taoism and ancient Shinto influences. It was founded by Tendai Buddhist monks in the late 10th century. Their monuments are all over Japan, especially from the Eastern parts where stone pillars depicting the three monkeys are quite common.  The message of the three monkeys was later adopted worldwide as a message of peace and tolerance when Gandhi expounded it in one of his speeches during India’s freedom struggle.

The much acclaimed “Wrought Iron Craft of Bastar” comes from the Bastar region - the place that’s known for its craftsmanship and original wrought iron process around the world. In fact, this specific process has been protected under the Geographical Indication (GI) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Bastar is a hub of skilled ironsmiths who have made a living from following this traditional wrought iron techniques from their ancestral origins. Our artisans belong to Gondi and Maria - the two communities that are particularly well-versed with iron-crafting.