This magnificent door knocker with twin Lions and the majestic Yali hand casted from excellent and high quality brass with 2 delicately hand crafted birds on the knocker displays the skill of the artisans hailing from the South of India renowned for their Lost Wax method of metal casting following century old traditions.
Lions, particularly male lions, have been an important symbol for thousands of years and appear as a theme in cultures across Asia especially India and other countries enjoying a positive depiction as creatures that appear strong, but gentle at the same time.
The most consistent depiction is in keeping with their image of "King of the jungle" or "King of the beasts", making them popular symbols of royalty and stateliness and a symbol of bravery.
Yali, also known as Vyala or Vidala is a mythical reature and is a motif in Indian art widely used in south Indian sculpture. References to yalis are very old, but they became prominent in south Indian sculpture in the 16th century and are believed to be more powerful than the lion/Tiger or the elephant.
This Majestic hand crafted door knocker displaying the twin lions and the yali is just perfect for the main door of your house , apartment displaying an age old charm.
Size of knocker: Height 16 cm x Width 12 cm
Weight of the door knocker : 750 grams