Indian (Southern) madu shield, 1800s, a rare shape of Indian parring weapon, It consists of a pair of antelope’s horns attached to the shield with both tips pointing in opposite directions. The horn’s tips are protected with steel caps. This particular piece has an iron shield in a slightly convex circular shape. It is ornamented on the outside with brass mounts and it is painted on the inside with animal scenes.Full Length: 102 cm; Shield’s diameter: 24 cm.
Ilazki is the Basque Goddess of the Moon. She is the daughter to Lur, the Goddess of the Earth, and sister of Eguzki, Goddess of the Sun. As the light of the night, Ilazki was believed to give light to the souls of the dead, and graves often had pictures of the moon on them. It was believed to be most favorable to die when the moon was in its first phase, so that the soul of the deceased would grow as the moon did. Ilazki’s name, means “light of the dead."
In certain Arab nations it is customary for the women to cover almost everything whenever in public. I am not a big fan of this, however the one thing that is beautiful is the fact the eyes are one of the only things seen and so you slowly fall in love with a women's eyes. They eyes are the first thing of beauty that are noticed.
Nia spun, examining the work of the ladies her father had given too her. It was much heavier than the dresses that she wore in the convent but still allowed for a great deal of freedom. As in the convent, she was still required to wear her veil, though it was far different than the thin fabric that she once wore. Now though, it felt as more of a prison than before. Not for the first time did she wonder what the man who was her father was planning with her.