Bluenoemi Hamsa for Health, Gifts for Home, Fatima Hand
Hamsa Hamssah for Health
- Handcrafted Wood Hamsa
- Health Blessing
- Jerusalem Gift
- Beautiful home decor- with a health blessing verse.
- The Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol for health, protection from the evil eye, and prosperity. This gorgeous piece will make your home feel protected.
- A little piece of Jerusalem to your home!
- Jewish Gift.
- Jewish Symbols.
What is the Hamsa?
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.
Hamsa is a symbol, amulet and charm that is well known 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.