This brass Lota handcrafted by artisans from the South of India brass has a beautiful, sculptural form with fine and delicate engravings across the vessel, engraved as per the experience and the skill of the artisan with traditional Indian motifs / designs and elephants.
Brass lotas were used in India to store and serve water. Water was tipped from the mouth of the vessel into the mouth and also used to pour water over the hands and feet to cleanse.
The traditional Indian wisdom of storing water 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.
The vessel is now used by urbanites as an exquisite vase and kept at a prominent place in the house with fresh flowers.
This fine example is of a form typical of the eighteenth century. Its surface is smooth and the slightly faded engravings enhances its value due to age and use.
Size: Height 14 cm x Dia of mouth 9 cm and a circumference of 47 cm .