The Kirtimukha Antique Silver Necklace Set (Big)
Heritage temple jewellery with the motif of `Kirtimukha' (glory-face or grotesque-mask that wards off the evil) .This fierce-looking, swallowing monster face with huge fangs, and gaping-mouth head with its tongue sticking out is extensively used as a decorative motif surmounting the pinnacle; doorways of temples or the images of deities in south Indian architecture. According to mythology Kirtimukha was created from the third-eye of Lord Shiva and is symbolic of the self-destructive nature of the unbridled ego-self in us.
In this handcrafted necklace three vividly etched, hollow `chased' sterling silver (92.5%) pendants are woven into black cotton thread. It is paired with a pair of intricate motif earstuds .
Measurements: Length of necklace : 17 inches
Height of pendant:1.3 inches; Width of pendant: 1.3 inches.
Height of Earring: 0.6 inch; Width: 0.6 inch.
Gemstones used: kempu stone (also known as spinel or Zircon).
Made of: Sterling Silver (92.5%)
Product Code: PN0047