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Rare Louha Hamsa with Blossoming Flowers and Magic Circles Amulet
- Rare Louha Hamsa with Blossoming Flowers and Magic Circles Amulet
- Measurement Approx. 4 3/8" x 2 1/2"
- Material: 92.5 Sterling Silver
- A traditional Louha amulet in the shape of a door or mihrab (prayer niche) containing hand-engraved Arabic and Tifinagh inscriptions within Blossoming Flower motifs and Magic Circles.
- Origin is Morocco, mid-20th Century.
- The Magic Wheel" is also known Life Circle; the Ouroboros wheel that eats itself to infinity; and yet more wheels to spin from the merciless Wheel of Misfortune, else known as the Wheel of Fortune to the Chosen Devout Ones.
- 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.