Talisman for what?
Talisman is called " Fu Ju " or
" Fu Lu "
Ju : incantations
"Amulets are protective devices.
They may be positive, attracting good forces (such as
divinities, peace an property, fertility, children)... Often
worn during rites of passage (birth, naming, boy's
initiation into Brahmin caste, finishing or religious
studies, and wedding), amulets are regarded as appeals to a
deity, to dispense his/her protective powers on the
workshipper. Athough an amulet may be hidden. It is more
often exposed and is usually worn around the neck. Amulets
may also guard vulnerable spots on the body, specially
Amulets come in several basic forms
as shapes, made of natural or artificial materials. Some are
made of gold, but silver is most common; they also come in
copper and brass".
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
(Berkeley - California)
What's a Kalhou?
Unique pieces to be worn as a
pendant, attached to a bag or hanging from your belt,
Kalhous resemble an eclectic collection of small natural
objects . These original combinations of semi-precious
stones, sea-shells and small pieces of metal, both worked
and unworked, owe nothing to chance and the harmony they
emit obeys less the rules of esthetics than ancestral
therapeutic technics corroborated and applied notably by
traditional chinese medicine. Taking in particular the
energetic virtues of the vegetable, animal and mineral
elements they are composed of, these amulets have the goal
of restoring the balance and harmony in a person. Each of
these talismans are, in addition, endowed with specific
characteristic properties. Thus the organism and stimulate
the circulation. Even though all kalhous draw on beneficial
and sustained energy, some display more spiritual objectives
such as the "Kalhou of Hope"
where Lemon-Quartz and Amethyst reinforce confidence and
wisdom whithin the bearer; or the "Kalhou
of Ease" wich aims to permit
one an easier path and eliminate obstacles.