Hamesh HAMSA Hand BLUE & GOLD 1-1/8" Lapel Pin
Hamesh HAMSA Hand Red & GOLD 1-1/8" Lapel Pin
- Hamesh Hand / HAMSA Hand
BLUE & GOLD 1-1/8" Lapel Pin
The hamesh hand or hamsa hand is a popular motif in Jewish jewelry. Go into any Jewish gift shop and you will find necklaces and bracelets bearing this inverted hand with thumb and pinky pointing outward. The design commonly has an eye in the center of the hand or various Jewish letters in the middle.
There is nothing exclusively Jewish about the hamesh hand. Arab cultures often refer to it as the Hand of Fatima, which represents the Hand of G-d. Similar designs are common in many cultures.
The Hamsa Hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular amulet for magical protection from the evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. Referred also as hand of Fatima and hand of Miriam. For centuries the Hamsa has been used as a symbol of Good luck and shields its owner from the curse of the evil eye. The Hamsa's positive energy draws happiness, riches and health.