Bedouin Silver Zar Amulet, F

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  • Bedouin Silver Zar Amulet, F
  • Measure approx. 2 3/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Zar amulets are silver amulets worn by participants in the Zar ritual, a pre-Islamic Bedouin magical ceremony that has been preserved into the present day in modern Egypt.
  • Zar, coming from a word in Arabic for "visitation", entails the use of ritual drumming and music, while dancers (mostly female) adorned with specialized mystical jewelry attain a trance state and are visited or possessed by friendly spirits. The intention of the Zar amulet is to both facilitate the appearance of the spirit and protect from the interference of malign spirits.