Dimensions: 15 cm (approx. 6") wing span; figure height 6 cm (approx. 3.5")
May have slight discolorations that are visible up close but not from a distance.
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.