protective charm

Octagonal wooden door charm or bagua. Comprising of a thick slice of wood with carved rim, eight carved symbols, trigrams, and a central yin-yang motif. Painted with red, black, yellow and green pigment with lacquer coating.
label: Church Missionary Society (khaki luggage label shape)

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