Moroccan Hand Carved Wooden Hand of Fatima / Hamza
Beautifully hand scroll saw cut from Moroccan Thuya wood
The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean “five” and refer to the digits on the hand. An alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima, in reference to the daughter of Mohammed. An alternative Jewish name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron.
Size: 4″ x 3 1/4″