Handmade Antique Sterling Silver Bead Necklace Antique Sterling Silver Openwork Hamsa Pendant
Handmade antique sterling silver openwork Hamsa talisman with handmade sterling silver bead necklace held together by an artisan sterling silver hinged security clasp. The ancient Hamsa is an important symbol for many religions, most notably “The Hand of Miriam”, the sister of Moses, in Judaism. It is also known as the “Hand of Fatima”, the daughter of the prophet Mohammed in Islam and the “Hand of Mary” in Christianity. The Arabic word “Hamsa” symbolizes the evil eye in the number 5 (fingers). When the Hamsa is shown facing up, it is a symbol of protection from evil. When facing down, it is a symbol of abundance and welcome. The Hamsa also is a symbol of the chakras and five senses for Hindus and Buddhists.