Cow did you do that? Bull painting festival shows off animal art

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Cow did you do that? Bull painting festival shows off animal artRex

Using a cow as a canvas isn't the first material that pops into most artists' minds.

But hundreds of people turned up to see the traditional bull painting festival in Jiangcheng County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Altogether 48 teams joined this year's China-Laos-Vietnam Bull Painting Festival, which was originally started because locals believed it would scare away tigers.

Cow did you do that? Bull painting festival shows off animal artRex


Wonderful vivid colours are used to paint scenes from local life, including the surrounding countryside, its people, weather, and customs.

The artistic Hani people mainly live among the counties on the Honghe River, and have a population of around 1.4 million.

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