This particular Tanjore painting depicts, Nandi bull- vehicle of Shiva, accessorized in gold. Nandi is believed to be the most dedicated devotee of Lord Shiva. The painting is crafted meticulously keeping in mind every detail, to make the piece look magnificent.
Tanjore is an important form of classical South Indian Art. Tanjore paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors and compact composition. Essentially serving as devotional icons, the themes of most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses, as well as saints. Crafted with meticulous care, Tanjore paintings are unique. What sets them apart from other Indian paintings are the embellishments made over the basic drawings with precious and semi-precious stones as well as the relief work which gives them a three dimensional effect. High-quality real gold foil is used to ensure that the paintings last for generations. They appreciate in value and are considered as valuable collectibles and heirlooms.