Indalo man

Indalo man

This lucky charm is considered a ‘guardian angel’

This special gift is handmade and hand painted by SimplyART Ceramics.

At SimplyART Ceramics we hand make your Indalo man using porcelain clay and crystallite precious stone natural glazes.

We would like to tell you about the story of the Andalucian ‘Indalo man’.

It is unclear whether the origin of the actual word Indalo applied to Spain’s rainbow warrior figure, San Indalecio – a 1st Century AD saint who was sent by Rome to evangelise the Iberian Peninsular (and who was martyred just outside Almería city). Or the phrase ‘Indal Eccius’ which means ‘Messenger of Gods’ in old Iberian, or ‘In Deus’ which means ‘According to God’ in Latin. Either way the little charm is considered a ‘guardian angel’ (a bit like St Christopher), not only being a symbol of good luck but also representing man’s ethereal connection with the universe in which we live. It is also part of the culture of Spain and representing to many, the Mediterranean lifestyle as featured in Almería and Andalucia.

The Indalo man or Rainbow man ‘Lucky Charm’ is only considered to work if it has been given to you from a friend or family member, as a present. You cannot obtain this lucky charm for yourself, you have to acquire this charm from someone else to ensure that the ‘good luck’ charm works!…….. or so the saying goes…………

In Spain ….the Indalo caves at Velez Blanco near Velez Rubio in Almería, were declared a National Historical Monument in 1924 – and are now a site of UNESCO World Heritage.  The Indalo man is the symbol of the whole region of Almería and, in particular, a small village pueblo called Mojácar – because of it’s supposed flirtation with faith-healing, spells and magic brews over many years . Mojácar, in the southeast corner of Spain, with winding streets and warm waters of Mediterranean lapping at its beach front resort, is now the adopted home of the Indalo man and you can see the lucky symbol wherever you go – like a little guardian angel representing so many, including the local saint, Saint Indalecio whom some say originated the Indalo name.