From our vintage collection - Traditional brass urli / vessel supported by 3 handcrafted legs depicting the Mythical Yali with floating flower petals.
The Uruli has always been 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 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 and considered very auspicious.
The Urli measures:
Height 17 cm x Diameter 28 cm
Distance is 30 cm from one yali leg to the next.