Ganeshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala ThiagarajanGaneshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala Thiagarajan
Ganeshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala Thiagarajan

Shampoo made from cow dung? Yes, toothpaste too, and art – Indian entrepreneurs milk Hindu love of all things bovine

  • A growing number of people in India are selling products made from cow dung and urine – some exploiting their reputed antiseptic properties
  • Religious artefacts, wall hangings, personal care products such as facial washes and under-eye gel – even tea made from cow urine – find ready buyers
Topic |   Art
Ganeshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala ThiagarajanGaneshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala Thiagarajan
Ganeshan Palsamy makes more than 100 varieties of handcrafted cow dung artefacts. Photo: Kamala Thiagarajan
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