Majestic wooden Head of the Nandi bull hand painted with a distressed finish in exqusite colours of pink, white and green horns by artisans from Kerala. South India.
The colourful bull head is handcrafted from a single piece of wood and then painted with an antique finish ,taking the craftsmen days to complete each Nandi head.
Inspired by the renowned Oachira Cattle Festival in Kerala, these ceremonial sculptures are traditionally used on the front of hundreds of chariots paraded around the temple during the festival.
As per Hindu mythology, the Nandi or the bull is the vehicle of Hindu god - Lord Shiva, the bearer of truth and righteousness. God of skies & destruction, Shiva with Nandi is one of the oldest forms of Hindu representation - dating before 3000 BC.
Today, the bull is considered a symbol of Hinduism and the Nandi symbolises purity, as well as justice, faith, wisdom, virility and honour.
This wall hanging measures :
Length 46 cm x 27 cm wide ear to ear ( removable ) x 7 cm in width and depth .
Weight: 850 Grams.
Disclaimer: The wooden nandi bull heads are hand crafted and slight irregularities in size and colour may differ from the original picture on the site and which is an intrinsic characteristic of handmade crafts.