- Metal: Silver
- Stone: Coral
- Backing: Sterling Silver Wire
- Length: 2"
- 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.
Baba Ramdev (or Ramdevji) is a Hindu deity of Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. He was a fourteenth-century Rajput ruler who was said to have miraculous powers and devoted his life to uplifting the downtrodden and poor people. He is often depicted on horseback. Ramdev believed in the equality of all human beings and helped the oppressed by granting them their wishes.