Small Wood Painted Hamsa (HAS- 3) CAT# HAS- 3

Product Title: Small Wood Painted Hamsa (HAS- 3) CAT# HAS- 3
Product Code: 1112223332698
Regular Price: $9.00

Product Description

Small Wood Painted Hamsa (HAS- 3) CAT# HAS- 3 . Each wooden article is hand painted with a brush using acrylic colors and then lacquered. Size: 3.4" X 2. Large Hand painted glass Hamsa . Size: 6 X 4 . The Hamsa is a symbol used in amulets, charms and jewelry to protect against the "evil eye." An alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima or Eye of Fatima, in reference to Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad. An alternative Jewish name is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. It is a kind of "protecting hand" or "hand of God". Some associate the significance of the five fingers to the five books of the Torah for Jews, the Five Pillars of Islam for Sunnis, or the five People of the Cloak for Shi'ites. This symbolism may have evolved at a later stage, in view of the fact that archaeological evidence suggests the hamsa predates both religions. It is thought by some to have originated with the Phoenicians to honor Tanit who was a patron of Carthage. In recent years some activists for Middle East peace have chosen to wear the hamsa as a symbol of the similarities of origins and tradition between the Islamic and Jewish faiths. The fingers can point up or down. * Made and Shipped from the Holy Land * Approved by the strictest Kosher Jewish Authorities * Made by Israeli Artists* Best Price Product

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