- Metal: Silver
- Length: 1 1/4"
- Width: 5/8"
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.
Hoi Mata is one of the many mother Goddess forms worshiped throughout India, presiding over the well being of the family. She is very often identified as a form of Shakti and worshipped during Hoi Ashtami festival. Hoi Mata images can be found in villages and cities of Rajasthan, Punjab, Harayna and Utta Pradesh.