Raz Akta

Hand Made Jewlery

Silver

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Raz Akta -Jewley

in Yemen, Jews and Muslims used to inscribe protective incantations on parchment or paper to guard against mystical powers and ward off bad spirits, enclosing them in cylindrical silver amulet cases crafted by local silversmiths to isolate them from the impurity of the body and the environment. These cylindrical amulet cases, known as ‘charz’ by Yemenite Jews, stand out as some of the most widespread and iconic examples of Yemenite jewelry. Worn by children and women and suspended from men’s belts, they carry a mystical power even when empty.

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