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As the people of Mumbai prepare for its favourite festival – Ganesh Chaturthi, every Ganpati idol workshop in and around Mumbai is buzzing with activity. Over a lakh idols are created in the several hundred workshops where artisans carve, paint and give finishing touches to the idols. While for many this is a family-run business, several workshops also employ skilled artisans – many of whom are armed with degrees in fine arts.

I have put together some of the many pics that I took at an idol workshop near Kandivali in Mumbai. Set-up close to the busy Western Express Highway, this small-scale workshop had few artisans working on the Ganpati idols and while I tried to strike up a conversation with some of them they did not seem interested in speaking to me speak. So I left them alone and let my camera do the talking.

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai

 

Ganpati Idol at workshop in Mumbai