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Old 12th November 2012, 03:46 AM   #7
Pukka Bundook
Join Date: Jan 2007
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The photo you show of the Tanjore hilt in Elgood's book quite clearly says in the caption that this is a Yali with body of a heron.
A yali, and 'Kali' are very different.

I know Something about Yalis, as I studied them a little to engrave one on a katar I made for my daughter :-)
With the open work, it ceretainly Looks like a Tanjore piece.

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