Vintage brass Lota or water vessel handcrafted by artisans from the South of India displaying a beautiful, sculptural form with fine and delicate engraving of majestic elephants, horses and birds amidst flora and fauna.
Brass Lotas have used in India to store and serve water where water is tipped from the mouth of the vessel and also poured over the hands and feet to cleanse.
The traditional Indian wisdom of storing in brass vessels was meant for healthy living and Indians drank their water from brass pots till the beginning of 20th century using brass as a medium of storing and drinking water.
This is a design typical of the eighteenth century, now used by urbanites as an art deco item or vase and kept at a prominent place in the house with fresh flowers.
Size: Height 13 cm x Diameter of mouth 9.5 cm
Circumference of the lota is 54 cm
Weight: 900 Grams