Hamsa, Hand Of Fatima

Hand painted turquoise hamsa in geometric designs from Our Folk Life.
Hand painted turquoise hamsa in geometric designs from Our Folk Life.

The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima is a protective amulet used widely in North Africa and the Middle East. A rather ancient symbol in a stylized shape showing an open right hand is thought to carry protection from the evil eye. The evil eye refers to thoughts of envy and jealousy causing bad luck to the unfortunate. You may wear the hamsa as jewelry, hang as wall art, some people even have a hamsa tattooed onto their skin. A hamsa is sure to bring a feeling of baraka to the reciever as well as the giver.

This hamsa was made using air dry clay and hand painted in geometirc designs with brightly colored paints. We will be stocking our etsy shop shortly with a variety of hamsas. Please stay tuned and join us in our folk life.

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