Protective amulets in the Middle East are used to give the person who wears these small pouches stuffed with words from the holy book an extra measure of safety. I started making these many years ago in the mid eighties to safe keep my children. Later they gave me a busy activity sitting in airplanes. It helped me not think that we were in a sardine box suspended in the sky.And I could fit the fabric and beads in my purse.This past year I took this idea a bit further by creating this tee of life.