The Hamsa is one of the oldest symbols with a history that dates back at least 1800 years, pre-dating all the major religions. The symbol first originated in ancient Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) and Carthage (present day Tunisia). It has great significance to Middle Easter and North African people.
It is believed that the symbol was created by the Phoenicians who used it as an amulet. Over time, it continued to be seen as a symbol of protection from evil, especially from the ‘evil eye’, that primal fear that has existed in almost all cultures.
If the hand faces downwards, the Hamsa represents abundance and goodness. It becomes a welcoming sign that invites good things into your life. In this position, the fingers are generally close together, as a sign of invitation for good luck.
This hanging Hamsa is made from clay and painted white . A little sparkle has been added to reflect its positivity. Another Hamsa charm has been added to further enhance its protective nature. It is suspended on satin ribbon with added beads in blue and silver. Hang it near the entrance to your home to bring positivity and hopefully a little abundance and prosperity .
The hand measures approx 2 inches long and 1and half inches wide and is suspended on cream coloured 7 inch ribbon