Item No. 727
This hand-crafted leatherwork (charme-sagharee) would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in the arts of Persia or traditional arts.
The faravahar (farohar) is the human spirit
as it existed before birth and will continue to exist after death. The symbol
serves to remind each Zoroastrian of the purpose of life on earth. This purpose
includes a lifestyle that will allow the soul to progress spiritually and attain
union with the deity, Ahura Mazda.
The face is that of a human to symbolise the connection to mankind. The two wings each have three layers of feathers. These three layers represent the three components of the Zoroastrian creed, "Good Thoughts," "Good Deeds" and "Good Words."
Conversely, the three layers of tail feathers represent the opposite, "Bad Thoughts," "Bad Deeds" and "Bad Words." The goal, then, is to rise above misery and misfortune.
The circle in the center of the winds indicates that the spirit is immortal, with no beginning and no end.
This painting comes already mounted on wooden rods with a leather strip - ready to display and add a touch of class and Eastern exotica to any decor.
This painting is signed by the artist in the lower right center.
Dimensions: 26 x 24 cm (approx. 14.5" x 9.5").