Ganesh and Lakshmi Patri Amulet

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  • Metal: Silver
  • Length: 1 1/4"
  • Width: 1 1/8"

The antique silver amulet, or patri, is anchored in an ancient Indian tradition of village and tribal art. This is rural art that has given a voice to women, to the tribe, and to the lowest caste villager. The icons are about connection with nature as well as connection with the vital energy of creation. Traditionally, amulets have been objects that were thought to bestow the owner with the properties, powers and protection of the deities that they represented.

This antique silver amulet from India is adorned with the images of Ganesh, the Remover of All Obstacles, and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.