Fair Trade Nepalese Brass Ganesh Statuette

Size Guide

This chunky brass Fair Trade Nepalese Ganesh mini statuette brings the spirit of the Remover of Obstacles to any space. The mini statuette (or murti in Nepali) stands 3cm (1.18") tall by 3cm (1.18") wide.

About Ganesh

Ganesh is one of the best-known and most widely revered Hindu deities. The son of Shiva and Parvati,  he is instantly recognisable by his elephant head. Ganesh is known as the remover of obstacles, the patron deity of arts and sciences and the god of intellect and wisdom. He is also known as the god of beginnings.

Of the many different stories relating how Ganesh came to have an elephant's head, perhaps the most popular tale is that Parvati created the young Ganesh as a companion during one of Shiva's long absences. She went to bathe in the river and asked Ganesh to stand guard and not let anyone pass whoever they may be. Shiva returned only to have his path blocked by a strange boy who wouldn't let him see his wife. Enraged, Shiva cut of Ganesh's head.

On learning of the death of their child, Parvati, in her fury, threatened to destroy all of Creation. Brahma the Creator intervened and Parvati agreed to not to destroy the Cosmos on the condition that Ganesh be brought back to life and be worshipped before all other gods. Shiva agreed and asked for the head of the first creature found dead facing north to be brought back. The first creature found was an elephant. The head was attached to Ganesh's body and Brahma breathed life into him. From that day he became the foremost of all the gods and Ganapati, the leader of all ganas or beings.

Origin & Details

This statuette was made in Kathmandu by the artisans of Mahaguthi, Craft with Conscience, a Fair Trade organisation that promotes traditional Nepali culture, art and artisans.

Materials: solid brass
Size: 4.7cm H x 3cm W (1.85" x 1.18")
Weight: 34 grams

Please note: due to their hand-crafted nature, each mini statuette is unique and so may vary slightly from the one shown.

Fair Trade products

This statuette was made by a skilled Nepali artisan who was fairly paid and treated with respect. It is a guaranteed Fair Trade product, compliant with the regulations of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). Our Fair Trade products use ethically sourced and sustainable materials wherever possible.

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Sizing Chart

Please use the size charts below to help you determine your size. As sizing and cut can vary greatly between brands, use the charts as a general guide to compare sizes and the measurements for listed item to ensure a good fit. If you need assistance selecting the right size, please contact us at info@meroretro.com or +44 (0) 207 6866807.

Women's Clothing Size Conversion  (source: Wikipedia)

UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 9 11 13 15 17
Bust 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"


Shoe Size Conversion


UK Sizing US Sizing AUS Sizing Europe Sizing
2.5 5 3.5 35
3 5.5 4 35.5
3.5 6 4.5 36
4 6.5 5 36.5
4.5 7 5.5 37
5 7.5 6 37.5
5.5 8 6.5 38
6 8.5 7 39.5
6.5 9 7.5 40
7 9.5 8 40.5
7.5 10 8.5 41
8 10.5 9 41.5
8.5 11 9.5 42


Vintage Sizing and Measurements

Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

A good way to determine fit:

* Find a similar item in your wardrobe.
* Measure it according to our measurement guidelines.
* Compare your measurements to those of the vintage item you are interested in.
* You're done. If it's a good fit, make it yours!

We do occasionally pin clothing to fit our models, so please read all measurements carefully. We do not accept returns for vintage merchandise that does not fit. If you have any questions about our sizing/measurements, please contact us at info@meroretro.com.

Measurement Guidelines

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. Please double bust, waist, and hip measurements.



Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff; for dolman sleeves, measured from collar
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled




Length Sole of shoe, from toe to heel, measured on the bottom of the sole
Width Measured at widest part of the sole of the shoe, typically at ball of foot
Height From bottom of shoes (including heels) to top
Heel Taken at the very back of shoe, from floor to top of heel








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