Pendant known as "Telsum" from Rajasthan, North India
Openable box. Illustrating Durga on a lion, its oval shape is to protect the wearer against the evil eye and against evil spirits who dare not enter.
One of Parvati's representations, Durgā, signifies the illusion, the end of tyranny. Killing evil to empower spiritual richness, she is the incarnation of sacrifice and knowledge. Regarded as the Shakti (energy) of the impersonal Absolute, she is worshiped alone - a sign of her omnipotence. She is known to fight the demon Mahashasura and venerated as the goddess of war (or peace, the gods having no negative function). Durga is worshipped as the Universal Mother, tender, loving and kind, but also strict. Her human appearance is not permanent. She often adopts the appearance of a lioness or she can be depicted sitting on a lion - symbol of her unlimited power. The lion represents the greed of pleasure. By riding the lion, Durga recalls the control of desire and carnal instincts.
Feeling a deep reverence for its team of artisans and their unique talent that has been passed down for centuries, NOIR KĀLA creates new memories in a timeless, strong, and sensitive union. Drawing its inspiration from the World’s myths and wisdoms, each piece tells the story of distant years.
May you connect with the history of our jewelry while keeping alive traditional craftsmanship and ancient wisdoms.