Amulet with suras of the Koran, 1850 - 1877
About the object
One large and four smaller leather packets on a short leather string containing passages of scripture from the Quran. The front sides of the packets have been embellished with decorative inscriptions.
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Personal talismans protect the wearer from the “evil eye” and baleful influences that could even result in fatal consequences. Amulets are worn on the body and protect the wearer from danger and misfortune. Verses from the Quran and healing remedies, pertinent to its owner, are sown into the inside of the small packets. The verses are supposed to ward off illness, malevolence and sorcery.