Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed god. He is also known as Vinayaka or Vigneshwara. In this painting Ganesha is painted in brown with dark background. Ganesha is sitting holding broken tusk in one hand and a plate of laddus -sweet balls in another.
Batik is a simple technique where patterns and motifs are created by applying wax which resists dyes and therefore allows artisans to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color and then removing wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.