Judith Leiber has outdone herself with the fancy Ganesh clutch. Though I don’t know whether I’m supposed to carry this thing or set it on an altar and pray to it daily. Granted, it is an intricate piece by an expert bedazzler (and no, I don’t think your 10 year old can do this at home) but why would anyone want to carry around the best known and most widely worshipped deity in India!?!? It reminds me of the candles made in the likeness of Buddhas in the US, my aunt almost had a heart attack when she saw someone light Buddha’s head on fire! Seriously, the Ganesh is known as the Lord of Beginnings and a sacred deity in India, Nepal and many other Asian countries (I doubt they are happy about this). To certain people, it would be like bedazzling a statue of Baby Jesus to carry around as an accessory– to hold their cigarettes, to be dropped on the floor, etc. Sacrilegious you say? Exactly. But then I don’t think Jesus would have as fancy a backside as the Ganesh so perhaps that is not a fair analogy but you get my point. And if you want to buy the Ganesh clutch you better pray to the Lord of Fortune because it is priced at $5,595.