Large Endless Knot Pendant in Antique Bronze
The endless knot or eternal knot (Sanskrit: Shrivatsa; Tibetan Dpal be'u) is a symbolic knot and one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols. It is an important cultural marker in places significantly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism such as Tibet, Mongolia, Tuva, Kalmykia, and Buryatia. It is also sometimes found in Chinese art and used in Chinese knots. It can be found on temple walls, in paintings, even Japanese sword guards. The endless knot has been described as "an ancient symbol representing the interweaving of the Spiritual path, the flowing of Time and Movement within That Which is Eternal."
This handmade pendant is an endless knot in bronze. The alloys for the bronze is 90% copper and 10% tin. It contains neither iron or nickel that causes most allergic reactions to jewellery. It measures a little over 3cm long and 2cm wide with a nice size bail at the top to pass a chain.