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mardi 16 février 2016

Indalo

Everywhere we go here in Almeria we see the Indalo symbol.

The Indalo is a prehistoric magical symbol that was found in caves in the north of Almeria 100 years ago.

It is dated to 4500 BC. It represents a man (some say a ghost) carrying a rainbow over his head.
The Indalo has been adopted by the Province of Almeria as it's official symbol in the same way that the black bull is the symbol of Andalucia.



An Indalo painted or hung on the outside of your house is said to protect from evil.


And it can be carried as a lucky charm. But the charm will only be beneficial if it has been given as a gift.



Many businesses incorporate Indalo into their names for instance




 Indalo Pizza, Indalo Night Club, Indalo rentals etc etc and this Fotoindalo.



 There is of course the

and one of their club notice boards


This curved version is very popular for fridge magnets and for decorating tourist pottery.


Here is my Journal page about Indalo


Last year while we were in Spain I worked on one of my CQJP blocks and included a small Indalo.


 Just a reminder that Wendy has invited us all for FNSI again this Friday - to sign up click here.
Hope to see you there.

9 commentaires:

Sharon - creativity and family a dit…

Really interesting to read, thanks for sharing!

Sharon - creativity and family a dit…

Really interesting to read, thanks for sharing!

marina a dit…

How interesting.the tiles in your third pic are amazing.

Baa. xxx a dit…

Interesting - kinda cute little fella to see everywhere.

Bev C a dit…

Hello Lin,

Thanks so much for sharing that info, learnt something new. It was lovely to incorporate it into your stitching. I do love the tiles on that home too.

Happy days.
Bev.

Radka a dit…

Interesting post, Lin,
xx

Allie-oops Designs a dit…

Very interesting - and I like how you incorporated it into your gorgeous block!

Paula a dit…

Thank you so much Lin, very interesting this Indalo. And you sure have your eyes open, real artist. Always nice to read your blog and see your beautiful work.

Judy a dit…

That's really interesting, I've never seen that symbol before. I love the texture on that lovely wooden door and the tile work!