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Rare Garden of Paradise with Blossoms Louha Hamsa Amulet-08
- Rare Garden of Paradise with Blossoms Louha Hamsa Amulet-08
- Measurement Approx. 3 1/2" x 2"
- Material: 92.5 Sterling Silver
- Louha amulet in the shape of a door or mihrab (prayer niche) containing a hand-engraved Arabic inscription surrounded by Garden of Paradise Vines with Blossoms.
- Made in Morocco, mid-20th Century.
- 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.