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Roundup: Middle Eastern-Inspired Interior Goods

I love the bold and unexpected design on this new West Elm Hamsah Hand Rug ($99-$499). The hamsa hand is usually seen on an amulet, and is said to offer magical protection from the evil eye that works even in the homes of nonbelievers. Hamsa means "five," and refers to the digits on the hand. After falling for this fab rug, I thought I'd peruse some other interior decor finds to see what else was under a Middle Eastern influence. To see some finds that were inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, nature, and traditional textile techniques,

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natalope natalope 8 years
I lovvvvve that rug.
danixk danixk 8 years
I agree with MissTiny. I like it though.
MissTiny MissTiny 8 years
India is not at all Middle Eastern
Home Home 8 years
Ha! We should definitely convey that to West Elm's staging crew, too.
leb357 leb357 8 years
I love the hamsa rug! You have the picture upside down, though. Hamsa are usually hung inverted, so the hand is facing down :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
It's kind of interesting.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Eh not so much for me although those gold leafs are neat.
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