Vintage Indian Necklace, Silver Tree of Life Amulet

Vintage Indian Necklace, Silver Tree of Life Amulet


This is a beautifully made mid 20th century high grade silver box amulets pendant necklace of "The Tree of Life" - a symbol of fertility - from northern India. The amulet pendants are part of the necklace supported on a beautifully made silver snake chain with high grade silver beads.

The centre hollow box amulet pendant is in the shape of the arrowhead form, and often in India today the ancient arrowhead form is said to represent a pipal tree leaf associated with Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which developed at a much later date that when this form originated.

The four other hollow tiger-claw box amulets have an open Lotus flower.

To the Muslims the motif represents everlasting life: to the Hindus the tree supports the Universe and preserves life.

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4")
Width: 3.5 cm (1 3/8”)
Total weight: 104.26 grams (3.67 oz.)
Snake Chain Length: 43cm (17") including clasp
Silver Tested: High Grade Silver for all parts

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