The fierce Hindu goddess Kali is shown here in a classic pose with knives and a severed head in a silver amulet with 4 superb antique silver beads. Possibly an early 20th century stringing. Although the goddess appears fierce she also converys passion and a desire to assist her followers on their path to spiritual enlightenment. The severed head that she holds represents the fragile human ego which she helps her devotees to transcend.
Kali is a goddess of chaos; a sacred being that embodies that which can't be controlled or contained. Kali is also a dramatic expression of a mother's fierce, protective love for her children; the feminine power rising up to attack those who threaten her babies. Kali is the dark aspect of the goddess Durga, who is central to Hindu devotion.
Height of amulet 6cms or 2 1/2 ins
Adjustable necklace from 54 cms