Vintage Indian Amulet, Bhumiya Raj, High Grade Silver, Rajasthan, India, 12.2 Grams
This is a vintage high grade silver amulet pendant worn chiefly in western Rajasthan, India, by Hindu Rajputs, Jats and others. The amulet still has a cotton thread woven around to bale for protection against a chain rubbing against the bale. It can be easily removed.
The amulet pendant is in the shape of a five-sided, peaked pentagon form, which symbolizes a temple (mandir), and die-stamped with a decorative bale, silver border and floral units added. The subject of the amulet is Bhumiya Raj a chieftain who died in defense of his property, including villages and their inhabitants. Trusted and feared, the deified spirits of these local heroes protect their community by nightly riding a horse around the village to dispel enemies or evil agents.
The amulet has been tested for high grade silver 92.5% approx. The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord.
Height: 5.5cm (2”) including Bale
Width: 4 cm (1 ½”)
Bale: 6mm (1/4")
Weight: 12.14 grams (0. oz)
Black Indian Cord Length: 42 cm (16”)
Material: Tested silver high grade 92.5%