Ceramic Hamsa With Fish Pendant
Decorative Ceramic Hamsa with a hanging fish pendant.
The Hamsa Hand is a popular Jewish symbol depicting five fingers that serves as a reminder of the metaphorical Hand of God. The word Hamsa is an Arabic word meaning five, which is derived from the same root as the Hebrew word for five.
The Hamsa is most commonly used as a sign of protection to defend against negative spiritual forces caused by the jealousy of others, colloquially known as the evil eye. Depicting an image of the open right hand, the Hamsa symbol appears in both Kabbalistic manuscripts and talisman. Each finger of the hand symbolizes one of the five books of Moses. In Kabbalah, the Hamsa represents the hand of the Creator, which is the ultimate defence against all evil.
The Hamsa also signifies blessings, strength, and power, and is commonly placed near doorways of the home.
The Story behind this product
Made at a unique initiative for young adults with disabilities, who design and produce a range of decorative household goods, kitchenware and textiles. "Ma'arag" provides its participants with work based on three key elements: rehabilitation, a communal work experience and tourism. The enterprise incorporates several vocational workshops including ceramics, textiles, carpentry, laser-cutting and a digital studio.