House Protection Mala: WISDOM HOUSE - Talisman for your abode with artisan beads - hanging talisman for wall or door


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The word "mala" means "garland" - an object originally worn or carried as a talisman for protection. House Malas are for protection and blessing of the spirits of a place. They are not a product of a specific culture or religion; anyone can partake of their symbolic concentrated power.

This house mala is an object meant to mounted on a wall or hung on a door for protection and blessing in a tradition that has been embraced by many cultures for thousands of years.

From handle to focal, this mala is a about 7.75" (19.6 cm) from top to bottom and about 3.75" (9.6 cm) wide.

This little collection of artisan beads, earth stones and artifacts from the natural world is meant to hang on a door or wall, in a very ancient tradition of welcoming the good and warning the evil that may come.

Each element adds symbolic meaning, starting with the one of a kind stoneware clay bar holding the piece together - it represents the “Pillar of Heaven” holding the vault of Sky above Earth.

This grouping has a focal clay "token" used in protoliterate Mesopotamia- it looks a bit like a simplistic face - but perhaps it wasn't meant to be more than a symbol of counting. It's uncertain. The two symbols that end the other strands are just as mysterious. In any case, these are modern artist-fashioned clay tokens in the spirit of ancient records and talismans. They are magical in themselves for their shape, texture and simplicity. Some of the accompanying beads are old or vintage, some modern. There is a muted color about this piece with its monochromatic palette , many black and white striped beads and it's bird centerpiece. The tiny jade skull bead reminds us to remember life is short and precious

Each of the beads has a meaning: together they tell a story in the order they are strung. Some are old and have lived in other pieces; some are one of a kind artisan works in a miniature size. Most have traveled far, representing distant lands and ancient truths, and all were carefully chosen to be a part of this talisman.

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