Structured in a typical South Indian style by expert
artisans from South India, this bronze urli is a perfect ornamentation for your
interior décor, highlighting on the divinity, values and beauty of Vaishnava
tradition. Every motif and style prepared by the sculptor is inspired from the
Hoysala form of architecture, which influenced the art and architecture of
today’s known Karnataka under the Hoysala empire between 11th and 14th
centuries. Some of the major detailing and motifs sculpted in this Tirupati
Vaishnava bronze urli are the prominent hallmarks of Hoysala art. As you gaze
at this artefact, what catches the attention is the marvellous carved lord
Tirupati, standing in his iconic posture in the centre, all decked up in royal
jewels. Either of the two sides are decorated with the auspicious Vaishnava
symbols of chakra and conch initiating the divinity if this artefact.
were a common utensil used by house ladies for cooking and by ayurvedic doctors
for keeping and mixing medicines. These are available in all possible size and
designs, but with the advancement of technology, urlis have changed their
position to being used as interior décor artefacts. This bronze urli is
decorated with beautiful curved vines at the back and front embellished in an
ethic floral broch. Even the minutest of the details are done in absolute
perfection, abiding by the original iconography of Vaishnava symbols and lord
Tirupati. The dull golden shade gives it ancient touch, accentuating its value
and uniqueness. You can have this placed on any of your empty areas and fill
this bronze urli with water, laden with floating flower petals and floating
diyas over it for a luxurious look.
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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