Makara Gallery

Himalayan arts - Asian arts

Gau pendant

 

Silver, turquoise
11 cm
In # 8020
Gau is a generic term for certain boxes containing relics, protective amulets, images or prayers. In the form of jewelry or portable shrines, gau are both social markers and religious objects that are used during pilgrimages but also in everyday life. This gau is a pendant that uses the cloisonné and filigree technique and models its shape on the mandala pattern.