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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.


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Desert Hamsa - hand of fatima henna style painting on ochre background, North african, Moroccan design. $44.00, via Etsy.

Hamsa (Cleo Mussi)


geometric hamsa Art Print by Our Folk Life | Society6

Hamsa Art Print

One beautiful thing

Hand of Fatima from Turkey

Morocco | Silver pendant. (Hand of Fatima ~ Khamsa/Hamesh) | African Museum (Belgium) Collection; acquired 1980

Berber Hamza Necklace

Berber Hamza from Morocco.

Guellala - Djerba Island, Tunisia

moroccan khamsas

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

Black Leather Choker

Hamsa Wall Hanging - Applique, Quilting , Embroidery

Delicate Filigree hamsa pendant sterling silver 925 by Bluenoemi, $59.00


Silver Enamel Moroccan Berber Tuareg Hamsa

Africa | Large Hand of Fatima ~ Khamsa/Hamesh ~ from Essaouira, Morocco. Silver alloy. ca. 20th century | 99$ ~ Sold

Hamsa Rug.

Africa | All of the enamel pieces and the larger Khamsa are Berber. Sourced from El Kellah Des Sraghna on the Marrakesh Plain, within walking distance of the High Atlas. | Image and caption © David R.E. Hunt




Africa | A silver, carnelian and blue enamel 'Khamsa' from the Dra Valley of Morocco. | © Liuba Berti.