This is a vintage wooden Head of the Nandi bull hand painted with beautiful Indian motifs in the most vibrant colours in flame orange, black and deep burgundy on an off white base by artisans from Gods own country - Kerala. South India.
Inspired by the renowned Oachira Cattle Festival which takes place in Kerala, these exquisite and colourful bull heads are handcrafted from a single piece of wood and then painted taking days to complete each head.
These Ceremonial sculptures are traditionally used on the front of hundreds of chariots which are 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 is perfect for any room and measures :
Length 40 cm x 30 cm wide ear to ear ( removable ) x 12 cm in height .
Weight: 1.6 kilograms.