The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular 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.
Hamsa - the Hand of God - is worn in many cultures to protect against evil spirits, demons, the evil eye. - This Hamsa was handmade in Morocco and features Life Spirals on front and reverse side. The cobalt blue enamel is in excellent condition. The center Coral is an old cabochon and is set in an unusual scalloped bezel. The Life Spiral is believed to represent the travel from the inner life to the outer soul or higher spirit forms; the concept of growth, expansion, and cosmic energy. 2 3/8" L
Silver Enamel Moroccan Berber Tuareg Hamsa