The Hamsa is a protective amulet known in many religions and cultures. The lotus flower has many meanings: life, grace, purity, beauty, clarity, promise, passion, strength, spirituality among others. They combine together in this decorative creation for the home. This whimsical creation is mosaiced with hand cut and grinded iridescent stained glass, covered on edges with iridescent tile tesserae. Vintage rhinestones, vintage Swarovski crystal findings and other gold toned unique jewelry findings are added using epoxy putty that dries hard to make this a one of a kind work of art! The back is covered with black felt and spacers for a finished look.
It can be hung from a wall picture hook (hook is not provided) or placed on an easel stand. Hamsas are usually hung near a doorway for protection from evil intrusions and for good luck. For indoor use only. A pretty Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Holiday, Housewarming or Birthday gift for that special someone to hang on the wall and be admired and be reminded of the special someone who gifted it. Iridescent glass sparkles in the light at different angles. The rhinestones glitter like diamonds in the light. The hamsa is 7.0" by 5.5" at its widest point and hangs from a hand beaded (Czech and crystal beads) nylon filament attached at back that measures 1.5" at top peak when hung. This color coordinated hanger accentuates the colors of the hamsa. There is a lot of detail and made with lots of love by me. I would love for this unique hamsa to find a special home!
Some background on the meaning of the Hamsa: (source: https://jewelryinfoplace.com/symbolism-in-jewelry/#1
The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa. It is also identified as the Hand of Miriam, Aaron and Moses’s sister, and the Hand of Fatima. The hamsa hand has two main styles. One style is shaped like a regular hand, and the other has two symmetrical thumbs. The second of the two styles is the most popular. The wearer (as in jewelry) of the hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and it is believed to give the owner success, harmony, and protection from the “Ayin Ha’ra,” also known as The Evil Eye.
The hamsa hand meaning has a variety of interpretations, depending on the culture. The word, “hamsa,” derives its name from the five fingers on the hand. In Hebrew, the number five is “hamesh” and the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is “Hey,” one of God’s holy names. “Hamesh” is representative of the five books of the Torah. In Judaism, it is also interpreted to be the Hand of Miriam, and symbolic of the owner’s five senses in an effort to praise God.
In Arabic, it is “khamesh.” In the Sunni culture, the hamsa is associated with the Five Pillars of Islam. For the Shi’tes, it symbolizes the Five People of the Cloak. In the Islamic faith, it symbolizes as The Hand of Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Mohammed.
The hamsa hand sometimes includes an evil eye symbol, which is thought to protect against the evil eye. It is often worn as a pendant on a necklace but also is found on key chains, house decorations, baby carriages, and other jewelry items.