Kali is often portrayed with a long lolling tongue, as depicted in this brass mask, with a skirt made of human arms and a necklace of decapitated heads. She is either posed dancing or standing on top of her husband, God Shiva, known as ""The Destroyer."" Kali's extended tongue is a symbol of power and its history can be traced back to thousands of years ago. It was believed that she was summoned by the Goddess Durga to destroy the demon Raktabija, which had special prowess to duplicate itself every time a drop of its blood touched the ground. Kali spreaded her tongue across the battlefield and in a single gulp, swallowed the army of Raktabija duplicates and sucked the original Raktabija's blood dry until it became lifeless. The brass mask is available in either antique gold or double chola. It measures 10.2 inch in height, 8.4 inch in width, 2.3 inch in depth, and weighs a hefty 2kg.
In today's society, Kali is lauded as a feminist icon to many women. She is a fearless protector and warrior, serving as a role model for women to stand up for their rights and fight against abuse. Although she encompasses a dark side, she also embodies a strong, nurturing nature. Exotic India Art presents this exquisite piece of Goddess Kali to you. The mask statue is a pared-down version of Goddess Kali's symbol by focusing on her facial features, specifically the tongue, as it serves as a reminder of the Supreme's way of life; that we are all part of nature and we cannot escape from the truth.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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