This exquisite rare brass Lota | vessel is handcrafted by artisans from the South of India brass displaying a beautiful, sculptural form with handles representing the Mythical Yali - half horse and half lion found sculpted on pillars in most heritage south Indian temples.
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 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 and is an exquisite handcrafted heritage item.
Size: Height 15 cm x Dia of mouth 9 cm x Width 17 cm.
Weight: 750 Grams