The book of Esther in the Bible (490-460 B.C) is one of the oldest written sources where India is mentioned. The people in the Indus Valley were subjects of the Achaemenid Persian empire for almost 200 years. After a cross empire «Mrs.World» contest, a Jewish girl named Hadassah became Queen Esther of Persia (…) Up till today Persian Jews have been carrying the small biblical book of Esther inside small prayer boxes/containers. The Gor Banjara tribe use strikingly similar boxes and call them «Ha-se-lo». Also the Tuareg tribe in North Africa use the same ornament. Both these nomadic tribes share the same ancient Persian dress code with coins in their females headgear. Very likely because they were doing long distance trade within the Persian empire, and could even have been subjects of this Jewish beauty queen.
Dress code, Judaic symbols, Queen Esther of Persia