Title: Double-Stranded Amulet Necklace
Material: Shell with silver, die-stamped amulets
Country: Rajasthan and Gujarat, India
For generations Hindus have used amulets as
energized objects, calling upon the divine to protect
its wearer from evil spirit forces who may cause harm
or illness. Some are believed to be effective in the
creation of harmony, order and happiness in life.
These particular mandala and ëyonií-shaped amulets
present imagery of various mother dieties, the Bheru
Shiva and his dog and the sacred ëVishnupadaí
footprint symbol belonging to the diety Vishnu, who
offeres the wearer protection from calamities.
A necklace such as this, is a beautiful and unique
combination of ethnic tribal-element and contemporary style.
Dimensions: 19" length; amulets range from 2" - 2 1/4" diameter