Traditional Vintage Brass Urli Supported By 3 Sculpted Mythical Yalis - Ht 17 cm x Dia 25 cm

From our vintage collection - Decorate your home with this beautiful traditional brass urli / vessel supported by 3 handcrafted legs depicting the Yali with floating candles and flower petals. 

The Uruli was always a traditional cookware extensively used in South India and commonly made of clay, copper and bronze. Derived from the Tamil word "Urulai" [உருளை] which means a round bowl, urlis were used in home for cooking and in Ayurvedha to make medicines.

The Mythical Yali also known as Vyala or Vidala is a mythological creature seen in most Hindu temples sculpted onto the pillars. It may be portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse believed to be more powerful than the lion or the elephant.

The 3 yali legs on the urli make this a rare piece of Indian handicraft and a Collectors item. Now brass Urlis are used as a decorative bowls to float flowers and candles especially at the entrance of your home as a daily ritual, during festivals and special occasions.

The Urli measures:

Height 17 cm x Diameter 25 cm and Dia of 35 cm from yali to yali 

Weight: 3.5 kilograms