What is Hamsa (hamsah) Hand?
The hamsa means literally “Five” (Arabic: خمسة khomsah, also romanized khamsa, Hebrew: חמסה).
The Hamsa (hamsah) is a palm-shaped amulet commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, the Hamsa symbolism is an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa (hamsah) is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. Due to the widespread of the Hand of Hamsa in various cultures, it is commonly named in the Jewish tradition the Hand of Miriam. The Muslims call is the Hand of Fatima, whereas the Christian call the Hamsa, the Hand of Mary.
A universal sign of protection, the Hamsa (hamsah) image of the open right hand artefacts were discovered in the Mesopotamian area the area where civilization began. In ancient time as nowadays the Hamsa amulet is a symbol to protect women from the evil eye, boost fertility and lactation, promote healthy pregnancies, and strengthen the weak. A popular symbolism of 'good luck' charm, the Hamsa (hamsah) appears on necklaces, keychains, postcards, telephone and lottery cards, and in advertisements. It is also incorporated into high-end jewellery, decorative tilework, and wall decorations.
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