Friday, October 16, 2015

Lucky charm as Ornaments

A wide variety of little boxes and their jingle overhangs,manufactured in Anotolian popular jewelry as "silver lucky charm" have gained completely the form of ornament.These constitute a remarkable part of  our silver workmanship.The bigger is called "amulet"and it is hung with a long chain from the neck to the side.The amulets bearing 12 stones are worn rather by jews.Talisman boxes are smaller and traditionally triangular : because the talisman inside it,is folded three times.Some of talisman boxes have cylinder shape.Many of them have further hanging ornaments secured with silver chains again.These make a sound as they move.Another tradition,which valorizes the lucky charm as ornament is the Maachallah.Our society makes the wish "Maachallah",no evil eye shall attack Inchallah for especially new born children,new married couples,new purchase property or expensive commodity.Then an ornament with scared verses inscribed or simply the "maachallah" wish on it shall be hung.This tradion is performed widely throughout Turkey starting with rural region and most times gold ornaments are hung.Sometimes a blue bad is added to the ornament.Silver ornaments in the shape of a hand with five fingers open exist in all Islamic countries and it is used as a lucky charm.These ornaments are called "the hand of mother Fatma" in Turkey and they are identified with the expression "my five fingers to your eyes" referring to the lucky charm.The Arabs are calling it "hamsa" .As for the horse shoe they are attached with blue beads on the door of the houses in some regions and to the neck of animals in some other regions.Some circles interpret horse shoe as a brow imprisoning eye within itself.Bells with either beads or not should be noted among the ornaments hung on animals.

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