Majestic wooden Head of the Nandi bull hand painted in the most vibrant colours in orange, black, ochre yellow and white with burgundy painted horns by artisans from Gods own country - Kerala. South India.
Framed within a natural brown frame on gold yellow raw silk, this wall hanging is a collectors item.
Inspired by the renowned Oachira Cattle Festival which takes place in Kerala, these exquisite colourful bull heads are handcrafted from a single piece of wood and then painted taking days to complete each head.
The ceremonial cow head sculptures are traditionally used on the front 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 :
Frame size : Length 40 cm x 26 cm
Nandi bull: Height 26 cm x Wide 17 cm ( ear to ear ) x Depth 6 cm
Weight: 850 Grams.