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AMULETS

This collection has been inspired by amulets of the Silk Road. While today travel is considered to be a leisurely activity, historically travel was for the adventurous few willing to take risks for the prospects of fortune, conquering lands or carrying important messages from east to west and vice versa. Embarking on long and unsafe expeditions, travelers carried amulets to protect themselves from the dangers and misfortune of the long journey ahead. Amulets came in different shapes and materials but were generally small, portable and were worn close to the skin and body.

THE HAMSA HAND: An ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God, the Hamsa Hand (also referred to as hand of Fatima) is believed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, to provide defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign and brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. 

EVIL EYE: The symbol and superstition of the evil eye is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. The evil eye is thought of as a look given to inflict harm, suffering, or some form of bad luck. The superstition of the evil eye holds that the malicious look is powerful enough to bring about actual disaster for the unfortunate person that is the receiver of the glare. The most popular method of escaping the evil eye’s effects is by the use of evil eye talismans and jewelry. These are meant to “reflect” the power of the evil look. The evil eye amulet originated in Greece, where it was known as an “apotropaic” amulet, meaning that it reflected harm.

ESFAND SEEDS: known as “uzerlik” in Azerbaijani, is a dried plant that is often strung in the homes and vehicles to protect against the evil eye. Esfand seeds were used to ward off evil in Zoastrian Azerbaijan. It is also used as an incense to purify the air as well as the mind, a common practice in homes of Azerbaijan today.

OWLS: have historically been connected with the wisdom of the soul. Owls are often seen as mysterious, mostly because many owls are strictly nocturnal and humans have always found night to be full of mystery and the unknown. 

A scarf can symbolize protection, and is a modern interpretation of an amulet. Scarves protect us from the sun, wind and the cold and are worn close to sensitive parts of the body, such as the skin, head and neck. Embelished with strong protective symbols, scarves from the Amulet collection protect and provide comfort to its owner through bad weather, travel and hardships. The color palette references earth notes and spices found on the silk road – shades of olive, saffron, brown, burgundy, scarlet, and ochre.

  • SEVIL MOSS GREEN
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    SEVIL MOSS GREEN

    $85.00 USD

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    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft. Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, it provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. Designed in neutral color pallet it is perfect to wear everyday as a stylish accessory and as an amulet. 

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 150 x 150 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

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  • SEVIL NAVY & BLUE
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    SEVIL NAVY & BLUE

    $92.00 USD

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    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft. Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, it provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. Designed in neutral color pallet it is perfect to wear everyday as a stylish accessory and as an amulet. 

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 150 x 150 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

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  • SAMIRA MOSS GREEN
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    SAMIRA MOSS GREEN

    $85.00 USD

    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft. Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, it provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortuneThis scarf adds some character to any outfit and serves as a powerful yet stylish amulet to accompany its owner everywhere she goes. 

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 70 x 200 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

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  • SAMIRA BUTTERCUP & GREEN
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    SAMIRA BUTTERCUP & GREEN

    $92.00 USD

    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft. Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, it provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.This scarf adds some character to any outfit and serves as a powerful yet stylish amulet to accompany its owner everywhere she goes. 

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 70 x 200 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

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  • GULNARA RED & BORDEUX
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    GULNARA RED & BORDEUX

    $92.00 USD

    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft. Red kelagayi is traditional color worn by brides in many cultures as it represents purity, joy, and celebration. It aims to protect women from envy glares and is treated as a symbol of true love. Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, it provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 150 x 150 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

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  • TAHMINA OLIVE
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    TAHMINA OLIVE

    $105.00 USD

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    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft.

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skilful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    Design and patterns for this scarf is exclusive to Menzer Hajiyeva. 

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 150x150cm
    • Natural Silk
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  • TURAN COFFEE & OLIVE
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    TURAN COFFEE & OLIVE

    $169.00 USD

    For those who prefer minimalist prints, this striped piece of coffee and olive wrap is a great choice. Decorated with small amulets of Evil Eye, Hamsa Hand and the Owl, this scarf protects its owner from cold and bad fortune.                                                                              
    Wrap around the neck to obtain cozy and sportive look. Perfect to wear everyday as a stylish accessory and as an amulet. 
    • Hand Knitted in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 45% Wool, 55% Acrylic

    Please note that colors of the actual scarf may differ from the colors shown on your screen.

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  • SEMA OLIVE & BLACK
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    SEMA OLIVE & BLACK

    $149.00 USD

    A scarf can symbolize protection, and is a modern interpretation of an amulet. Scarves protect us from the sun, wind and the cold and are worn close to sensitive parts of the body, such as the skin, head and neck. Embelished with strong protective symbol, a Hamsa Hand, this scarf protects and provides comfort to its owner through bad weather, travel and hardships.

    • Hand Knitted in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 45% Wool, 55% Acrylic
    • 30 x 180 cm

    Please note that colors of the actual scarf may differ from the colors shown on your screen.

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  • AYNUR OCHRE DOUBLE SIDED SCARF
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    AYNUR OCHRE DOUBLE SIDED SCARF

    $195.00 USD

    Combining silk and wool, this scarf is truly versatile in nature. The inner part is made out of silk and illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, while the Monotone ochre wool side is decorated with small metallic amulets of evil eye and Hamsa's Hand.

    A bright accent for sporty casual looks with Amulets for protection.

    • Hand Knitted in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • Natural Silk/Wool Blend

    Please note that colors of the actual scarf may differ from the colors shown on your screen.

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  • AFET NAVY & GRAY
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    AFET NAVY & GRAY

    $79.00 USD

    A minimalist print in neutral colors makes this item ideal for those with an active lifestyle. Knitted from wool, it protects its owner from the cold and wind. Wear it on your neck, over your coat or over your head to cover your hair and ears.

    Tip: use it to protect your palms if you forgot your gloves. 

    • Hand Knitted in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 45% Wool, 55% Acrylic
    • One Size 

    Please note that colors of the actual scarf may differ from the colors shown on your screen.

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  • GULNARA OCHRE
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    GULNARA OCHRE

    $85.00 USD

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    Kelagayi is a traditional silk scarf in Azerbaijan. In 2014 kelagayi was included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO for its symbolism and craft.  Illustrated with repeated pattern of Hamsa Hand, this kelagayi provides defense against the evil eye. In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.

    • Handmade in Azerbaijan
    • Hand Wash Cold Only
    • 150 x 150 cm
    • Natural Silk

    Every kelagayi is handmade in our in-house atelier by local artisans of Azerbaijan. We are dedicated to training young women to nurture a new generation of skillful artisans.

    All scarves are intrinsically unique. Slight imperfections that do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the product are normal. Actual colors may vary from the color on your screen.

    This scarf can be personalised with initials or a name and is a great gift from Azerbaijan. 

    Visit product page