A group of ten wedding pendants

In southern Indian Hindu custom, the thali is the principal gold marriage ornament or auspicious amulet placed on the mangal sutram wedding necklace. This is a collection of thali pendants made in South India and Singapore.They include the traditional “m-shaped” pendant, the ammi or grinding stone shaped pendant, the pottu or hemispherical pendant, and the leaf shaped pendant. While the former are worn by Tamil communities like naidu and koundar, the latter two are more commonly worn by Malayalees.

Date/Period
2015
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: Please refer to indivdual measurement
Accession No.
2015-00053
Material
Gold
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Gold