From our Heritage collection - Rare Vintage Hanging Oil Lamp with a delicately hand engraved peacock sitting over a round oil container (which can be opened to pour in the oil ) and a smaller flat openable circular disc to put the wick.
Used for decades to worship the Goddesses and claimed to be from the southern state of Tamil Nadu and one from the several ancestral lamps of a family from that region, this lamp is known as a Thooku-Vilakku - "Hanging Lamp.
The lamp has an amazing patina finish and texture with a thick link chain handcrafted from excellent quality brass hand crafted by the traditional " Lost Wax " process of metal casting by skilled artisans
Though the lamp can be used in any area of your home for decor purposes, it was traditionally used in the pooja room or temple for the worship of Goddesses in any form.
Always an integral part of Hindu culture and tradition, the presence of these lamps was an important aspect of ritual worship offered to a deity. Moreover, a day was kept aside for the worship of the lamp in the busy festival calendar, on one no moon day in the month of Shravan. This reverence for the Lamp is based on the symbolism of the journey from darkness and ignorance to light and the knowledge of the ultimate reality – 'Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya!.
Measures : Height of lamp with the chain is 50 cm. Length is 10 cm and 8 cm wide.
Length of chain is 35 cm
Weight : 750 Grams
Care: Please do not use any harsh chemicals. To keep the antiquity of the product and the natural shine, you may use Metal Wax polish when required and rub it with a soft cloth once the wax is dry.