This item is sold out at the moment.

Antique Sripada Devine Footprints Hindu Amulet

Sold by lostcitiesbeads
+ $3.00 shipping
+ $3.00 shipping

Features
Vintage

Item details

Since the beginning, cultures around the world have had the desire to posses a tangible and personal form of worship, and these plaque style amulets reflect that desire. These particular amulets come from the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat and were made from the late 19th to early 20th centuries (making the newest pieces around 75 years old).

This amulet features the Sripada (divine footprints) under the honorific umbrella, in particular the footprints of Lord Vishnu. Hindus believe that traces of a god's power is left in his steps. Worship of Vishnu footprints (Vishnupada) is a very popular belief. It was not acceptable, in ancient times, to create images of gods because it portrayed them as mortals. Instead, they showed the footprints the standing deity adorned with auspicious symbols to indicate the specific deity.

This pendant is made of of good coin silver (a traditional mixture of silver and other metals) and polishes very nicely. It has been stamped on a sheet of coin silver. The bail is in excellent antique condition.

You will receive the piece shown. It has been strung on a strong, black woven cotton finished off with a adjustable knot for instant adornment.

This piece is indeed antique and it's condition reflects that. Worn edges and weathering are a product of time and use...not defects.

If you have any further questions please send us a convo. We love to talk about our antiquities!

2907ET


    Reviews
    No reviews yet

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

* We ship to the address Paypal provides us, if you prefer another shipping address please let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure it is displayed correctly with Paypal .

* All shipments come with tracking numbers that allow tracking within the US.

* International postage rates will vary. We will always try to offer you the lowest rates we can, but some packages will require International Priority or International Express. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to the rarity of our items and the inability to replace them with identical pieces (should they become lost in transit) we may choose to exclusively ship Priority International and Priority International Express (for an extra fee). Thank you for your understanding.

***********************************************************************************
*****IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS!*****
***********************************************************************************

*All customs and duty fees are the responsibility of the purchaser. PLEASE BE AWARE of the specific fees and charges your country might charge you BEFORE purchasing any of our items.

*Please do not request for us to falsify or alter customs documents. It is illegal and endangers not only your items, but also our business. No exceptions.

*Please note that International orders may come with a tracking number but not all countries are required to scan packages and we often loose the ability to track it once it leaves the United States. We are not responsible for packages that are lost once it leaves the United States. If you are concerned about your package or you have had a lost package in the past we would recommend that you upgrade to Express International Shipping and/or add insurance. Fees vary from country to country.


Payments

* We happily accept payment through Paypal, credit card, or Etsy gift card.

*Items are promptly shipped when payment has cleared. While most items ship same day as payment is received, it is possible that in some cases shipping can take 1-3 days after payment is received.

* Payment is required at time of purchase. If for some reason you are unable to complete the purchase at the time of transaction please let us know. Items left unpaid will be subject to relisting.

*Sales within California are subject to 7.75% State Sales Tax.


Returns & exchanges

* We want our customers to be happy with their purchases! We will gladly accept returns within 3 days upon receipt. Items must be in exactly the same condition as they were when they left our store. Please send us a convo letting us know the package is coming back. Shipping costs are not refundable.

* Shipping costs of returned items are the responsibility of the customer.

* We are not responsible for international packages that are lost once it leaves the United States.


Additional policies

We have a store open to the public in San Diego, California with more beads and antiquities than we could ever feature on Etsy. If you are searching for something in particular that pertains to the stock you see featured here please let us know and we'll work with you to find what you desire or check out our website:

www.lostcitiesbeads.com