The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated next week.
For over 150 years, the town of Pen in Maharashtra has specialised in the crafting of Ganesha murti-s. The pieces created and fashioned here are renowned for their exquisite detail, colour, and filigree.
These photographs were taken last month in a store in Goa that imports idols from Pen in advance of the festival.
Note: Pen (पेण) is pronounced like “pain” but with the retroflex stop ‘n’, a sound not found in English.