Inshallah Deccan Matchworks Indian Elephant Vijapur, India Matchbook Magnet (MM40)

How very much I love India. When we stayed nearly 3 weeks in Madurai there was such an assault of beauty for us – the sheer volume of temples, but also just the way people live there. In that part of India, anyhow, women braid fresh flowers into their hair every day and, my God, if only you could smell how beautifully those woven blooms smell.

Peacocks, too – one of my favorite birds. When you visit Sri Lanka and/or India and drive on the highways, they are lined with peacocks. The peacocks just sit on the embankment with those long feathered tails draped down the slope.  Gorgeous.

The meaning of this phrase on the matchbook in Arabic is “God Willing” or, “Inshallah”. So much to love about this.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock