Cow/Bull head painting are inspired by the Oachira Cattle Festival, which is held in Parabrahma Temple in Kerala, South India. More than 150 carts with colourfully decorated Bullocks are brought to the Temple compound and paraded throughout the ground. Many of these "Eduppu kala" (gigantic idols of bull made of cloth & hay) are more than 50 feet tall. It is considered a thanksgiving celebration to the Lord Shiva by the farmers from that region.
Significance:Cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. These cow heads are used as decor and believed to bring calm and peace at home.
Art style: Over the years this style of painting has changed from traditional to a mix with contemporary. These exquisite and colourful bull heads are handcrafted from a single piece of wood and then painted.