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Sapta Matrika | Pendant

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⊹ 1920 ⊹ 

Ancient Pendant of the seven mothers ("Sapta Matrikas") in Sterling Silver from Rajasthan - Northern India.
Displaying a group of Hindu goddesses: Brahmani, Mohamed, Mahshvari, Christian, Kaumari, Varahi, and Chamunda. Always depicted together, the seven mothers are helping goddess Sakti Devi in ​​her fight against the demons. Originating from the seven stars of the Pleiades, they represent the Heptad and evoke a strong connection with nature and its unpredictability. In the myths, the seven mothers are sometimes presented as dangerous in order to recall that neither stability nor calmness are permanent. Often worn by brides, these sacred charms provide protection for women. The seven mothers are usually accompanied by an eighth male character known as the guardian or brother. A border adorns the outline of the rectangular amulet, symbol of the family unity.
The importance given to adornment among the Indian people dates back to 5000 years. Archaeologists have discovered that Indians have been creating jewelry since prehistoric times. The ornaments harmonize beliefs, they evoke a certain form of power, a feeling of social, religious or regional belonging, wealth or simply to beautify the wearer
Size: 2,5 cm x 2,5 cm
Weight: 4,3 g
⊹ Unique piece ⊹ 

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