Balinese Sacred Lotus Carved Bone Pendant

Sold by Indounik
(6)
$17.50
+ $5.00 shipping
$17.50
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Item details

This Balinese Sacred Lotus carved bone pendant is almost as beautiful as a real flower.

The lotus, carved in fine detail, is flanked by flourishes in the patra punggel style - a Balinese heirloom motif - in such a way that makes the piece ever so slightly asymmetrical.

There are a couple of options for attaching findings - through the swirls at either end of the piece or those either side of the flower.

Either way, it would make a lovely bib-style pendant - think Mother's Day, the birthday of a friend who does yoga, or a piece of solace for yourself.

Please note that this is a stock photo and there may be slight variations in the petal placement and the shape of the flourishes at either end.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment.

You'll find other lotus items in my Etsy shop here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/Indounik/search?search_query=lotus&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search

AT A GLANCE
Size: Approx 75mm (W) x 22mm (L)
Thickness: Approx 5mm
Weight: Approx 8 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Cream or ivory colour.
Material: Cattle bone, smooth backed but the back is slightly concave, following the line of the piece of bone from which it was carved. May be some discoloration and pitting on the back of these pieces.
Shipping: The piece will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia registered mail with tracking, and you'll almost certainly have to sign for it on delivery. It will be sent in a padded post pack to protect it and the cost of the pack is included in the shipping fee. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 days listed in my shipping profile but sometimes need more leeway if it's rainy season or there are a lot of religious holidays.

BACK STORY
The lotus flower is one of the most significant symbols of the Buddhist and Hindu religions. In Hindu Bali, where Buddhism has also had a big influence, this beautiful bloom can be found in abundance, both in art and in actuality.

Known as “padma” in Sanscrit, the pink flower is considered to be the supreme lotus and as such is reserved for the highest deities, including the Great Buddha himself, who is often depicted sitting on a lotus.

In Buddhism, the lotus is an icon of purity and the pattern of its growth is said to signify “the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment.”

For Hindus, the lotus flower is a symbol of eternity, plenty and good fortune.

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“You Yourself are the water, You Yourself are the fish, and You Yourself are the net. You Yourself cast the net, and You Yourself are the bait. You Yourself are the lotus, unaffected and still brightly-colored in hundreds of feet of water. You Yourself liberate those who think of You for even an instant.” ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib
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Reviews
Average review
(6)
So beautifull! These are so delicately carved and amazing! This shop has wonderfull customer service- i will be back again!
Jul 17, 2016 by lolafae
The carving is very intricate and just beautiful! Just as pictured and described. It was securely wrapped and packed, and arrived with no issue. Happy with my experience. Thank you!
Dec 20, 2015 by Yoshiko Kawahara
Gorgeous pendant, looks exactly at advertised. The item was well packaged and arrived within the designated time. Thank you.
May 26, 2015 by mayuripendse
Beautifull item, very quickly sent !!!
May 18, 2015 by dawnara
This arrived just as pictured. Lovely and worth the wait for shipping from Bali.
Jul 10, 2014 by 1karenhb

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