A lovely wooden Holy Cow statue with a wonderful rustic appeal.
This is an old wooden item that would have been a prized possession in India.
Scaramanga is very pleased to be offering this rare and unusual item.
Wooden 'Holy Cow' size: W22cm x D13cm x H24cm.
A bit of historical reference:
In most cultures, the cow has been a symbol of wealth since ancient days. In India, although the cow is held sacred to the Hindus, it is not exactly worshipped as a deity. A cow in Hindu India is kind like a sheep is to Christianity.
If you ever get the opportunity to visit India then you’ll notice cows everywhere. No just in fields …but everywhere. This is because the cow is respected as a sacred animal, it's allowed to roam unharmed, and they are pretty used to the traffic and the rhythm of the city. You can see cows roaming the streets in towns and cities, grazing unmindfully on the roadside grass verges and munching away vegetables thrown out by street sellers.