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09/10/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE HORN

The horn is a talisman of protection. It is an ancient Italian amulet worn to repel the evil eye or malocchio. In Italian, the horn is referred to as cornuto, corno or cornicello and literally means ‘little horn’. Traditionally the horn would’ve been pinned to babies’ clothing straight after birth. The malocchio was supposed to harm pregnant women, nursing mothers and their babies. Although it’s main form is as a necklace, during the latter half of the 20th century, the horn was hung in cars as a good luck charm.... Read More

07/10/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE DRAGON’S EYE

The dragon’s eye talisman is a well-known, universal amulet of protection. It is an ancient Germanic symbol said to protect anyone who recited the incantation to it. The symbol is depicted in Rudolph Koch’s Book Of Signs; a collection of old world symbols. It consists of an equilateral or isosceles triangle, (meaning threat) with a Y shape, (meaning the choice between good & evil) encased within it, touching each corner of the shape. The three equal parts that are created are thought to represent love, power and wisdom. Therefore the symbol is... Read More