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Louha Amulet w/ Arabic Inscription and Paradise Vines and Blossom
- Louha Amulet w/ Arabic Inscription and Paradise Vines and Blossom
- Size Approx. 4" x 2 1/2"
- A traditional Louha amulet in the shape of a door or mihrab (prayer niche). containing a hand-engraved Arabic inscription.
- Material: 92.5 Sterling Silver by acid assay
- The Floral Motif in Islamic Art is thought to begin with the Mongol Invasion of Western Asia and the establishment of a Mongol Court in Iran in the 13th and 14th centuries. This period saw many transformations in the decorative language of Islamic art that would endure for centuries. Numerous Chinese motifs and patterns were adopted, and the floral or vegetal patterns were particularly popular. Idealized flowers, blossoms and vines became associated with The Garden of Paradise and a reference to Paradise itself.
- Origin is Morocco, mid-20th Century.