The chariot of Lord Shiva!

Embrace purity with this Dhokra crafted Nandi - exquisite craftsmanship from Bastar artisans. The seated form with a semi-folded tail of the familiar sacred bull adds a dramatic element to this piece. Keep it close to you for good luck and justice.

Material: Dhokra Bell metal art

Dimension: 7.5 x 3.5 x 5.2 inch  

Weight: 872 gms

You would love to know this piece of art is 

+ Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
+ Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
+ Made with lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions: Wipe with a dry cloth. A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.

Roomantique guarantee: Our crafts last a lifetime. 
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Shiva Nandi

Nandi is the most visible deity in any Shiva Temple around the world. This sacred bull of Shiva also happens to be a deity of reverence and worship among the Bastar craftsmen. Nandi’s status as the sacred bull dates back to the Indus Valley civilization when many sacred bull seals were found in Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. A common legend associated with Nandi is that he was the son of saint Shilada who underwent severe penance to receive a son. He received Nandi as his son after he performed a holy Yajna (a ritual). Nandi became an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and had to perform severe penance to earn the status of the Lord’s gatekeeper. Nandi learned Agamic and Tantric wisdom from goddess Parvati and sent his eight disciples around the world to preach about Lord Shiva. Nandi developed a zoo-anthropomorphic form - a quality that explains his bull form. Nandi is a symbol of purity and justice.

Dhokra, or Dokra - is a special process being used from the time of the Bronze Age when man had just begun inventing tools. The famous sculpture of the “Dancing Girl” that we all read about was actually a Dhokra art form that came from Mohenjo-Daro - the ancient city from the Indus Valley Civilization. The technique used for making the Dhokra art is believed to have originated from there and preserved from generations for more than 4,000 years. Dhokra art eventually came to be recognized in the modern world for its primitive simplicity, enchanting folk motifs and artistic charm. Our search for such skilled craftsmanship ended in the Bastar region of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The tribal folk here are famed for following the ancient process of creating Dhokra crafts using wax technique that involves 12 stages of forming, shaping and solidifying the handicrafts through the touch of human hands at every level. The artisans call this process “Gadhwa” comparing it with the time of nine months of an infant’s growth in the mother’s womb.