He is also depicted stepping on an animal-vehicle, the mouse. Various interpretations are offered on why Ganesha's main associated animal is the mouse but one of the more renowned ones explains of the mouse as a destructive force to crops and thus needs to be eliminated. In this light, the mouse is considered an obstacle that Ganesha has the power to overcome. Mice are also physically small, but in this painting it is drawn proportionately larger than normal which may mean the Lord Ganesha can remove obstacles, no matter the size. The painting is done in classic black and white ink. It is painted on handcrafted paper treated with cow manure (a unique feature of Madhubani-style art that uses natural materials for their paper and dye). From the details of Lord Ganesha’s clothes, the backdrop, to the borders, this painting greatly showcases Madhubani art’s dedication to detail—filling every inch of the paper with color and patterns.