- Published on Monday, 07 May 2012 05:04
This article appeared on The Institute For Middle East Understanding
Designer Lubna Salah uses crystals for healing and empowerment in her own life and in the innovative and inspirational jewelry she designs and crafts by hand for her Beverly Hills-based House of Shakti line. Salah's "jewelry with a purpose" is a product of her own life journey, from her time in the Middle East to her experience as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor in California.
Born to Palestinian immigrants in the U.S., Salah moved with her family to Amman, Jordan when she was 14 years old.
"My father was born in 1948 in Ishwa, a village near Jerusalem that has since become a settlement," recalls Salah. "My mother was born in Jordan, her family fled there after being expelled from Palestine in 1948. My grandmother was wed at the age of 13 because of the Deir Yassin massacre. Her family hoped that in the event of similar massacres, her husband and his family would be better able to protect her. She was married three months before the war broke out and they had to run for their lives."
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