Hamsa

The Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. It’s a sign of protection. The hamsa is believed by some, predominantly Jews, Christians and Muslims, to provide defense against the evil eye. It has come to be a symbol of secularity, and a trendy talisman; a “good luck” charm appearing on necklaces, keychains and postcards. It is also incorporated into high-end jewellery, decorative tilework and wall decorations. Here is a my personal interpretation of the Hamsa: my journey of exploration into Jewish culture conitue, with vibrant colors.