Namaste Beirut; A religious symbol for Hindus, the Swastika was first mentioned in the Vedas. It symbolises many things — luck, Surya (the sun) and Brahma, the creator. It is seen as a power symbol and is also the emblem of Ganesha, the god of good luck.
The Kuna Swastika flag was adopted after 1925 rebellion against Panamanian suppression. The central swastika is an ancestral symbol called Naa Ukuryaa. According to one explanation, it symbolizes the four sides of the world or the origin from which peoples of the world emerged, the central stripe, meaning peace and Purity. Also known as the flag of Kuna Yala island today, the flag is used for the province of San Blas and also as Kuna ethnic flag.
Edges of knit cushion with "baraka" = "blessing" in Kufic Arabic script. Tomb of Infante Fernando de la Cerda c.1275, in Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, outside of Burgos, Spain. Most likely made by Mudéjar craftsmen.