The Silver Hamsa Pendants, Khamsa, Chamsa is considered in this era as an amulet to protect from the evil eye. Its name Hamsa chamsa or Khamsa derives from the Arabic language five. It is also known as the famous “Fatima Hand”( the daughter of Muhamad) it has the palm shape hand. It is well known all over the middle East to wear a Silver Hamsa Pendants as jewelry or have it hung on your home walls , so for protection against the evil eye. There are many theories as for its origin, as ancient Carthage (Tunisia) or ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (Iraq). One can see on antiquities of the mentioned countries many home ornaments with the protecting Hamsa hand. It is containing usually a symbolic blue eye in center. One can add the word Hamsa verbally in a discussion , once he feels menaced by a said his adversary.
In Jewish spiritualism there is notable amount of use of the hand in amulets and manuscripts. It is being used mostly by Sephardi Jews in the past two centuries.. In the Torah there are many references to the “Hand of G-D” ” Strong Hand” “Right Hand”.
During centuries there was an evolving jewelry industry to create Hamsa design for that purpose. The same was for wall decorations.
The Christian faith too has a connection to the Hamsa and well known as the hand of Mary or the Virgin Mary Hands.
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