- Metal: Silver
- Length: 1 1/4"
- Width: 3/4"
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 depicts the monkey-headed god Hanuman flying through the air to bring the healing Himalayan herbs to cure the wounded on the Sri Lanka battlefield as related in the Ramayana. Hanuman is the timeless symbol of loyalty.