Hamsa

A while back I created a necklace for a customer; a sterling silver little hand of fatima also called Hamsa casted in resin.
I didn’t create the little hand … I wish I could 😀 … it was bought from aonother shop.

The hamsa (meaning lit. “five”) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout North Africa mainly in Tunisia, and commonly used in jewellery and wall hangings.
Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa provides superstitious defense against the evil eye.

Here are some pictures of the custom creation:

4 Comments

  1. So beautiful! Looks so elegant, and I love the motif – actually, I love it so much that I've been trying to make a Hamsa out of seed beads. Didn't manage though 😉

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