Vintage Bhumiya Raj Rajasthani Pendant

This amulet pendant is in the shape of a leaf of the sacred fig tree (Peepal) with a silver border and floral units added to cover the joints. The subject of the amulet is Bhumiya Raj a chieftain who died in defense of his property. The term bhumiya is derived from bhumi, meaning land. Trusted and feared, the deified spirits of these local heroes protect their community by riding a horse around the village to dispel the enemies.

'Pathri' (as they are commonly known) pendants were originally made by the villagers of Rajasthan for their own use. They were worn by men and women and children in memory of their forefathers and as a protection against the evil forces. The villagers now sell these vintage pendants to buy new ones for themselves.

This pendant is provided with a complimentary leather or suede thread.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 4cm x 3 cm

Weight: 8.16g

Age: minimum 40 years old

Material: 70-80% silver, mixed with copper or zinc

Product Code: A57-003b

Price: Rs1,500

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