Armenian handcrfted ceramic hamsa hamssah for home, Jewish gift
Hamssah hamsa Home Blessing Jewish Gift.
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- Armenian Ceramic hamsa decorated.
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The hamsa is a Middle Eastern symbol dating back to prehistoric times designed to give protection from the evil eye, bad luck that results from the attention or jealousy of others. Today it is used both by the Jewish and Muslim cultures. The hamsa consists of a hand, usually pointing fingers down, with an eye in the middle.
Most commonly, the Hamsa is made in the shape of a hand with five fingers outstretched.
The name Hamsa ("Hansa" in Sanskrit, or "Al Khamsa" in Arabic) is from the Semitic root word for five, and is a very ancient symbol in the Middle East. Although it is an ancient symbol, the Hamsa is still popular today and is believed to possess magical powers of protection, happiness and prosperity.
What is a Hamsa?
Hamsa is a symbol, amulet and charm that is well ingrained in the world's most ancient civilizations as a protector against the Evil Eye.
With its many names Hamsa, Hamsa Hand (Arabic), Chamsa, Hand of God, Hand of Fatima, Hand of Miriam, Hamesh Hand (Hebrew) to name just a few - the meaning is for the most part the same, the five digits of the human hand protecting the user. The hand usually, but not always, appears to have two thumbs. The eye is generally blue; a color which is also associated with protection from the evil eye. The entire symbol is often made of or covered with a material that is somewhat reflective to reflect back the evil.