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Wu Lou in 24kt Gold-Plated Steel

Wu Lou in 24kt Gold-Plated Steel

This is my representation of an Asian Wu Lou (see below) and is made of stainless steel that has been plated with 24kt gold.

The Wu Lou or Hu Lu is said to have the ability to absorb bad chi energy, and the reason that Taoist monks use the calabash to imprison evil spirits. According to Chinese mythology, Monks and Deities of the Taoist belief made use of the calabash Wu Lou by imprisoning evil spirits inside to stop them from causing more problems. This is where the Wu Lou got the ideology of being able to absorb negative chi in your surroundings.

The Wu Lou was originally used as a Feng Shui cure as a health enhancer and protector as the calabash was used to store medicine although traditional medicine would usually be a wine or spirit which is how the Wu Lou was adapted in to a wealth cure as alcohol became a symbol of wealth.

Wu Lou in gold-plated steel.

Wu Lou in gold-plated steel.



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Hamsa Hand

Another suggestion from my wife; a Hamsa Hand pendant. This is in Stainless Steel, 4.3cm in length and approx $13. In WSF material it would be $5.

From Wikipedia:

“There are two main styles of a hamsa hand: the stylized hamsa hand with two symmetrical thumbs, and hamsa hands that are not symmetrical and shaped like actual hands. Either hamsa hand can be worn with the fingers pointing up or down.

The hamsa is popular as a charm most often worn as a necklace, but can be found as a decorative element in houses, on key chains, on other jewellery items.  Many artists use the image of the hamsa hand in jewelry, paintings, sculptures, wall decorations, and amulets.

The renewed interest in Kabbalah and mystical Judaism is a factor in bringing the hamsa pendant back into vogue.”

Edited 25th July, 2010, when I added the below photo after I had the item printed with 24kt gold-plate.

Hamsa Hand - Gold

Hamsa Hand - Gold

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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Jewelry, Pendant, STL


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