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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Afghanistan Animal Protectors (8 from a collection of 21), some with Crosses

I bought every one of these when shown them by a carpet dealer friend who was offered them as part of a parcel of goods. Animal protectors, well they contain the prayers or gems from the earth that are housed in the wooden pendant to 'do the magic'. Some have the contents removed while some are intact, all are aged and rubbed with the hide oils of the animals - goats - buffalo - working dogs . . .