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    Brass Gauri Head Pandan Box - Ca 1910

    SKU:A01294V1

    £145

    An old early 20th century oval shaped Indian Gauri head brass paan box used for storing betelnut - circa 1910 from Dinajpur, North Bengal. Gauri is an incarnation of Parvati, a benevolent Hindu goddess, and consort to Shiva. She is beautiful, nurturing and the embodiment of motherhood. 

     

    Traditionally Gauri is depicted with a fair complexion. Parvati became Gauri when she was blessed by Lord Brahma with a lustrous golden complexion. She is most often worshipped by unmarried women looking for a suitable partner and her mount is the Godhika, an Iguana. 

     

    Betelnut or paan as it is called in Northern India is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects. Slaked lime (chunam) paste is commonly added to the paan with a paste of spices in a betel leaf. The paste has many variations. 

     

     

    For a similar example see page figure 52, page 67 of Arts & Crafts of India by Ilay Cooper & John Gillow. 

     

    Dimensions:

    9 x 9 x 7 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
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    An old early 20th century oval shaped Indian Gauri head brass paan box used for storing betelnut - circa 1910 from Dinajpur, North Bengal. Gauri is an incarnation of Parvati, a benevolent Hindu goddess, and consort to Shiva. She is beautiful, nurturing and the embodiment of motherhood. 

     

    Traditionally Gauri is depicted with a fair complexion. Parvati became Gauri when she was blessed by Lord Brahma with a lustrous golden complexion. She is most often worshipped by unmarried women looking for a suitable partner and her mount is the Godhika, an Iguana. 

     

    Betelnut or paan as it is called in Northern India is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects. Slaked lime (chunam) paste is commonly added to the paan with a paste of spices in a betel leaf. The paste has many variations. 

     

     

    For a similar example see page figure 52, page 67 of Arts & Crafts of India by Ilay Cooper & John Gillow. 

     

    Dimensions:

    9 x 9 x 7 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From India

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £7.50
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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