Tribal cards
original greetings
(2 designs)

Regular price $5.95

Our alternative greeting cards can be used for birthdays, as well as all other occasions. Personalize the header to create your own customized greeting.

Tribal seeds: This design was inspired by the Berber people, the indigenous people of North Africa, who adorn themselves with jewelry, tattoos and henna. Seeds, is the symbol believed to bring fertility of the mind, body, and land. Interesting fact about the Berbers: it is mostly Berber women who are tattooed. Because tattoos are forbidden by Islam, many women have found other outlets for placing their protective motifs by including them in textiles they weave and in jewelry and henna. Thus, the designs that are drawn in henna on the hands and feet of a bride on the eve of her marriage are these same protective and nurturing symbols that have evolved throughout centuries of use.

Tribal eye: This design was inspired by the Berber people, the indigenous people of North Africa, who adorn themselves with jewelry, tattoos and henna. The eye, is the symbol for protection against the evil eye. The cross in the middle deflects evil in four directions. Interesting fact about the Berbers: it is mostly Berber women who are tattooed. Because tattoos are forbidden by Islam, many women have found other outlets for placing their protective motifs by including them in textiles they weave and in jewelry and henna. Thus, the designs that are drawn in henna on the hands and feet of a bride on the eve of her marriage are these same protective and nurturing symbols that have evolved throughout centuries of use.

 

 

 



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