Hamsa (Chamsa) Hand Bookmark.
A beautiful vivid Hamsa (Chamsa) bookmark that will keep your eyes off the iPad.
By Judaica artist Lev Shneiderman.
A great gift for those who still remember what it is like to hold a book! :-)
It is easy to spot the recognizable style of Judaica artist Lev Shneiderman in this Hamsa shaped bookmark. Lev Shneiderman gives the famous Mediteranian symbol the "Hamsa Hand" a surprisingly delicate elegant look.
Etching technique is applied to stainless steel plate to define subtle details, followed by engraving of the design, to produce lace-like Hamsa, with splash of color from Swarovski crystal. This Hamsa (Chamsa) bookmark is sure to keep the evil eyes and hands of anyone wanting your book.
Made of stainless steel this bookmark is a lovely gift for a special reader!
Measurment: 11 cm / 4.3 in
What is the Hamsa (Chamsa) Hand? The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. An alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima, in reference to the daughter of Mohammed. An alternative Jewish name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron.
Lev learned his craftsmanship skills in some of the best schools in the former Soviet Union.
Upon coming to Israel, he yearned to give shape and form to his beliefs and ideals. Lev opened his design studio in Israel’s sparsely populated Negev in 1997.
Together with a dedicated team and amidst the hushed desert sands of the Negev, Lev brings his masterful craftsmanship to bear, imbuing his designs with profound artistry, functionality and a touch of mystical inspiration. Lev’s name means "heart" in Hebrew. How fitting for the individual and the extraordinary collectionthat is the fruit of his labor.