Vintage Brass Door Knocker Of The Mythical Yali - Length 18 cm x Width 13 cm

A stunning vintage brass door knocker handcrafted with the mythical Yali and twin serpents mounted on a heavy square base plate with intricate engravings displaying the craftsmanship and skill of the artisans.

Yali/Yāḷi is a mythical creature seen in most south Indian temples, often sculpted onto the pillars and are traditionally portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, and such in similar shapes.

It has been sometimes described as a leogryph (part lion and part griffin) with some bird-like features and became prominent in the 16th century in south Indian sculpture believed to be more powerful than the lion, the tiger or the elephant.

Mounted on a square metal base plateplate with exquisite engravings, the door knocker is perfect for the main door of your house imparting an age old mid century charm.

Size : Mounted on a 13.5 cm square metal plate with 4 holes for the screws.
Size of knocker: Length 19 cm x width 13 cm
Weight : 1.450 kilograms