Over the past eight months, with inputs from ceramic designers, we have developed a new mix of cow dung and natural clay to make a Ganesh idol. Developed along with our artisans in Amaravati, this material will drastically reduce the amount of clay required to make a biodegradable idol.
As natural clay is a non renewable resource and the mining of such clay also has an ecological impact, we are going to slowly move away from the use of clay for idols.
This cow dung idol, has intricate detailing and comes in the natural cow dung tone, without any artificial paint on it.
Cow dung is considered to be a very auspicious and precious resource, used traditionally in Hindu worship rituals. When immersed in water, this idol will immediately dissolve to give you a rich compostable sludge that can be used to water your potted plants at home.