Pat Borow: Contemporary visual artist. I work in 2-D all media, 3D sculpture, and olfactory (abstract and representational scents).Message
This symbol was originally found along what is now called the Costa Blanca, in Spain. The oldest images were found etched into the walls of caves, which indicates that its origin might have been with the Phoenicians, who traded along that coast. Over time, the symbol became that of the isolated white village of Mojácar, sited on a hilltop about a mile inland.
Originally, the Indalo appeared as a sort of good luck icon. It could be found over exterior doorways in Mojácar. Since the areas become more popular with visitors, it can be seen throughout the province of Almeria.