It is believed the light from the lamp removes darkness and the burning light helps in the gaining of knowledge. The light also allows the worshipper to view their god as it is often placed along an image of their deity.
Some people also think the oil represents negative energy and the wick represents ones ego. So when the lamp is lit the ego and the negative spirits are then removed from ones soul. This piece is highly decorated with figures of Cobra snakes, men with Indian elephant style masks, men holding basket of food, small dogs and swirled type coins on the edges.
The process to make these types of lamps is quite involved and very time consuming and a true art form. There are videos on the web that show the process and are interesting to watch.
This piece measures: 12 3/4 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches deep. I may or may not know details but do spend time researching information to provide details the best I can and to pass along fair prices.I take all my own pictures in my home and as such try and get all the colors as true to correct as possible. Please let me know if need any addition pictures or clarification on the pictures I have posted. The items in the pictures are the exact item you will be receiving, unless I have multiple of the same item and the quality will be the exact same as the ones pictured.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\India". The seller is "rustedlove" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.