Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Sufi Necklace
Exquisite sterling silver and mother of pearl necklace hand crafted by Turkish artisans using age old traditions. Features a central mother of pearl disc with the image of a "whirling sufi" engraved by hand. In tones of antique silver with gold-plating and set with semi precious stones in a lovely filigree pattern. Presented on a 20 in. (50 cm) polished silver chain with lobster clasp, included
Sufism is a concept defined by scholars as the inner mystical dimension of Islam; others contend that it is a perennial philosophy of existence that pre-dates religion, the expression of which flowered within the Islamic tradition. A practitioner of this tradition is generally known as a Sufi. Sufi whirling is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis and is still practiced by the dervishes of the Mevlevi order. The whirling Sufi’s camel's hair hat represents the tombstone of the ego and his wide, white skirt represents the ego's shroud. While whirling, his right arm is directed to the sky, ready to receive God's beneficence and his left hand, upon which his eyes are fastened, is turned toward the earth.
PLEASE NOTE: Each piece is individually hand made following centuries old jewelry making traditions, using natural stones. No two pieces will be exactly alike. Each design and the colors of stones will be slightly different. Differences in color, slight marks and imperfections are a hallmark of the individuality of this product.
- Sterling Silver, stamped on rear
- Total weight approx 15 gms
- Pendant measures approx 2.5 in.x 1 in. (6.25 cm.x 2.5 cm.), mother of pearl disc measures 1.0 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
- Presented on a 20 in. (50 cm) polished silver chain with lobster clasp, included
- Hand made in Turkey
- Beautifully presented in a black custom gift box with satin interior and Artizara foil embossed logo