Ifrit: Details

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

LindaMarie Straw

More close-up view of the more detailed parts of my 'Ifrit' pic. Note the Star of Solomon and horns on her headpiece---signs of an older, Babylonian origin. Also all the beads she's adorned with--she's a wind spirit, and in ancient Middle Eastern traditions, such spirits' presence was heralded by the tinkling of their crystal jewelry. She's wearing red jasper and bloodstones. The butterfly wings are also significant--they were a sacred symbol of wisdom. King Solomon is to this day featured in stories involving butterflies, such as Kipling's 'The Butterfly That Stamped.' I had a lot of fun doing this pic--but it took FOREVER, especially the beaded belt.

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