Indian Amulet, Himachal Pradesh, Hoi Mata, Goddess Devi
It is becoming hard to find this kind of Folk Style amulet from Himachal Pradesh today.
This is a mid 20th century folk style amulet pendant from the Himachal Pradesh State, in Northern India, bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab and the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east. About 90% of the population still live in a rural environment.
The amulet features a die stamped folk style Three Sisters - or also called "Hoi Mata" Mother Goddess who presides over the well being of the family in local Hindu folk beliefs. The Goddess blessings are invoked for well being and protection of children by their mothers. A sacred, powerful charm, it is believed to offer the wearer protection.
The amulet has been strung on a new black Indian traditional handmade cotton thread cord with a looped end for closing. It has been silver tested for high grade silver.
This is an original antique worn collection piece in good condition.
Weight: 12.18 grams (0.429 oz).
Width: 4.5 cm (1 3/4")
Height: 4.4 cm (1 5/8")
Cord Length: 46 cm (18”)