Paavai Vilakku (lamp), simply translating to “Lady with a lamp” is a beautiful brass artefact that has been evolving with the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. Although the exact age of this lamp is not known, it features exquisitely detailed adornments on the lady and a thick braid down her back. The lamp also deviates from traditional Paavai Vilakku in terms of the oval shape. The history behind these lamps is fascinating, with the first of them being an attempt to embody the form of the “Yavanas” or Greeks.
Through the years, these lamps have evolved and adapted with time, reflecting cultural changes in their design and decoration. Some personally commissioned Pavai lamps replicate the features of their owners holding the lamp as an offering to the deities. Pavai lamps are believed to “remove the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge.”
Styling and Usage -A great addition to your home, these lamps can be used to initiate auspicious rituals or integrate themselves into your household decor.
Significant feature – Exquisite detailing, oval-shaped Vilakku