Vintage ceremonial 'Pigani' with intricate fretwork. It has the symbol of the Sun running down all four sides, it’s round shape is symbolic of the moon, and the grapes in the fretwork imply abundance and joy. The bird on top is symbolic of the 'fravashis', or guardian spirits. During ceremonies, it is filled with a red vermillion paste which is used to apply a 'tila' or tika with a bit of rice on the forehead. This pigano has the inscription “To B.P.E. From B.J.M. 1943”. Likely to have been made in the 1930s.
~ Eina Ahluwalia
Approximate Dimensions - 5 inches in height and 3.2 inches in width; Weight: 138 grams approx.
Note : These pieces are available with free shipping within India, we do not ship these internationally. Since most of these items are vintage, they are pre-used, pre-loved, and beautifully aged. They may have scratches and scuffs, the plating may have worn off and occasionally some missing parts may have been replaced by the original owners. If you’re a regular collector you know how it is. Eina personally handpicks each item herself so inspite of their imperfections they’re still beautiful as they are. These pieces have been selected as décor pieces and not items of functional use. Please ask us any questions you have and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. We do not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges on these items.