Vintage Brass Lota | Water Vessel Hand Engraved With A Forest Theme & Design . Ht 17 cm x Circumference 60 cm

Exquisitely crafted and engraved with a forest theme, this pure brass Lota or vessel is  hand crafted by artisans from the South of India brass displaying a beautiful, sculptural form.   

Engraved as per the experience and the skill of the artisan with traditional Indian motifs / designs and a Nature theme, 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 part of their home decor collection or as a vase 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 unembellished. It is a superb, handcrafted heritage item. 

Size: Height 17 cm x  Dia of mouth 12 cm and a circumference of 60 cm .

Weight: 1.6 kilograms