Category: hindu

Wootz Katar, Possibly 17th Century

Of robust size and high quality, this venerable Southern Indian katar is perhaps as old as the 1600s. Its blade is held in place by twin elephants, sacred animals, and entirely made of wootz and shows all the beautiful patterns and swirls you’d expect from that mysterious steel.

The hilt has been hand-carved extensively, not just to show floral elements but also zig-zag patterns and hundreds of holes and stars—perforations reminiscent of jali screens.

Despite its centuries of wear this is still a sturdy, historical and aesthetically pleasing piece. It is accompanied by a modern sheath.

Old Bronze Kamashi. This is an oil lantern, made as a votive. Fill base with oil and light a cotton wick.
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#kamakshi #bronzelamp #oillamp #hindu #altar #votive #beautifuloldthings (at StoneHouse Artifacts)
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Shiva from Swamimalai. Vintage Lost wax bronze.
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#shiva #hindu #statue #deity #bronzestatue #southindia (at Bellingham, Washington)
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Polychrome Wooden Deity from South India 🇮🇳
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#deity #hindu #polychrome #collectors #etsyshop #antiques (at Bellingham, Washington)
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Bali Baskets used for a special morning ceremony.
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#bali #ceremonial #hindu #baskets #simple #naturalhomedecor #stonehouseartifacts #mytinyatlas #travelsinbali (at Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
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We are pleased to offer this classic example of Indian sculpture of the God Shiva dancing the World into being. A piece that inspired the great French artist Rodin calling it the finest example of sculpture.

Nataraja is a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance (called Tandavam) to destroy a weary universe and prepare for its renewal, by the god Brahma who starts the process of creation. The two most common forms of Shiva’s dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives and lifestyles. (Wikipedia)

Dark bronze patina Nataraja made of solid brass.

Dimensions:

27″ (W) x 9-1/2″ (D) x 36″ (Ht)

Weight:

59 lbs – 4 oz.

Material:

Cast Brass

Origin:

Delhi, India

Condition:

Excellent

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#nataraja #shiva #lordofthedance #statuary #sacred #hindu #stonehouseartifacts
(at Bellingham, Washington)
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Navratri – Beautifully styled celebration going on @ochre.cottage
Features our wall panel ✨ ✨ ✨
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#navratri #ochrecottage #wallpanel #shiva #celebrations #marigolds #indiastle #hindu #interiordesign

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Parvati. Available through our website at #stonehouseartifactsdotcom
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#durga #parvati #navratri2018 #feminine #goddess #sacred #hindu (at StoneHouse Artifacts)
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Stone Nandi on Stand.
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#justlisted #nandi #statuary #hindu #shivanandi #stonenandi #sculpture #etsyshop #stonehouseartifacts (at StoneHouse Artifacts)
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Teak Mandir.
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#sacred #mandir #altar #puja #stonehouseartifacts #bellingham #hindu (at StoneHouse Artifacts)