Shalom Salaam Pendant in sterling silver by Lynn Rae Lowe. I have always been interested in seeing similarities between people and objects. When I first started creating Judaic-related art, I looked for opportunities to show how Jews and Muslims are connected, where they share similarities rather than focusing on differences. For this exhibit I wanted to creative a visual connection between the Hebrew word Shalom and the Arabic word Salaam. They are both mean PEACE and are derivations of the Proto-Semitic root Š-L-M. In Hebrew it is also hello and goodbye, while in Muslim countries, it is a way of greeting people. As I approached the layout of these words in their language I was stunned how similar they are. Then I found by placing them on their side facing each other an image of two people having a conversation reiterated my philosophy.
Shalom Salaam Pendant with chain
- 3/4" x 2" sterling silver pendant
- 20" sterling silver chain included