Nandi Sacred Bull Pattachitra masks handcrafted with age old traditional Papier mâché technique on handcarved wooden distressed finish panel.

3,500.00 Inclusive of all taxes

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Nandi (also Nandin) is the sacred bull calf, gatekeeper, and vehicle (vahana) of the Hindu god Shiva. Sculptures of Nandi are a common sight at Hindu temples dedicated to his master.

Mask-making is a skill that has been creatively practiced by artists in Orissa for a long time. These are made of papier-mache and cowdung, because in India, cows are an important part of daily life and considered sacred. The final form of the mask is painted with natural colours in bright colours, beginning with lighter colors and progressing to the dark.

This piece is a fusion of Orissa and Rajasthan.

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