The Hamsa symbol is anancient symbol with unknown origins. In Judaism,the symbol is attributed to Miriam, Moses’ sister and is considered to be agood luck charm. The Hamsa is an openhand with a large eye taking up most of the palm and the five fingersextended. Hamsas can be found injewelry, wall hangings, amulets and other Middle Eastern Judaicaobjects.
Hamsas are very oftenbrightly decorated with floral pattern, Armenian deco patterns and Jerusalem aswell as geometric patterns. Hamsas thatare hung on the wall often have the prayer for a peaceful house painted in itscenter or in the palm. Other populartexts include positive words and phrases such as “Abundance” and “Success”. These Hamsas can be made of any material,although the most common materials are copper, silver, ceramic, pewter andolive wood. These items are great giftideas for a wedding or housewarming since they are meant to bring blessing andhappiness to the new residents.
Looking for a gift? World of Judaica has a wide selection ofHamsa pendants made from sterling silver, gold and painted metal. These Hamsas also have diamonds and othergemstones set in them and can also be personalized with engravings ofnames. Looking for a gift for a holidaysuch as Hanukkah? Consider a Hamsakeychain painted with a Middle Eastern motif.
If you are looking for aHamsa that is unique, consider a glass Hamsa that is stained and painted withfloral patterns or Jerusalem. Or as analternative, consider a Hamsa that is decorated with the High Priest’sbreastplate in addition to other traditional Judaica themes.
World of Judaica invitesyou browse our collection of Hamsas themed blessings, jewelry and Judaicaitems. If you have any questions or concerns, usviaemail, live chat or phone and a customer service agent will be happy assistyou.