The casing of this bell pendant is made of forged brass and the inner pendulum is made of guayacan, the densest wood in the world. It measures .75"x 1".
A simple, thin 19 gauge, 18K gold ring and bracelet.
These amulets are crafted from a 500 year-old repurposed wood ceiling beam found in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They were designed exclusively for Casa Quien Gallery and Art Boutique that is also located in Santo Domingo's historic Colonial Zone.
These 'masks' are about 3" high, range between 1.5"- 3" wide and 1"- 1.5" in depth. They are made of either brass, copper or copper and enamel. They were made exclusively for the "Mask Exhibition" at Casa Quien Gallery and Art Boutique in the historic Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The designs of these amulets are based on ancient Taino stamps found in the collection of the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology in the Dominican Republic. The Tainos were the indigenous peoples of the island of Hispaniola who were exterminated during the Spanish colonization of the 16th century. The Tainos modeled clay stamps to decorate their bodies using natural pigments obtained from plants such as bija or jagua.
These rings are made of tinted acrylic with a guayacan carved plate setting.
These rings are made of tinted acrylic with an oak carved setting.
The scallop shell is the symbol that identifies the pilgrims that walk the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This amulet was made for my dear friend Sohail Fazluddin who walked ‘the way’ from Italy to Santiago de Compostela in 2010.