Brass, Pendant Made From Indian Amulet Templates


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  • Brass pendant 29mm
  • The story behind these is that were cast from a mold made from Indian templates used for creating amulets out of silver sheet. The silver would be laid over the template, covered by a thin piece of leather and pounded with a buffalo horn or wooden mallet until the sheet conformed to the template's design. These don't look entirely traditional to me, but it's an interesting concept.
  • The guy who made these pendants said they are made of a special brass he called "oyster brass" but I haven't been able to find anything out about that.
  • The pendants are very nicely finished and have a soft semi-aged brass color. The design is crisp enough that these could be used to make impressions in polymer clay or metal clay.