Vintage Moroccan hamsa pendant with etched design, a bit of enamel and a large red glass jewel.
Length: 3 inches
Width: 2-1/8 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Embellishment: Etched design, some enamel and red glass jewel
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Finish: Unpolished with some spots of green patina
Attachment: Bale at the top
Vintage hamsa pendant with pretty etched design. Mixed metals are a tarnished silvery color. There are a few small spots of green patina. Nicely made pendant is about 3 inches long and about 2-1/8 inches wide. Hamsa pendants make great pieces for adding to jewelry projects. Or add to costuming for a bit of good juju!
The hamsa symbol, or Hand of Fatima, is named after the daughter of the prophet Mohammed and is one of the most ancient amuletic symbols still used in modern culture. Adopted by both Islam and Judaism, there is a shared understanding of the symbol's meaning - the ability to ward off the evil eye and attract divine protection. The hamsa shape is a five-fingered hand with a thumb on each side, thus the name 'hamsa' or 'chamsa' which means five in Arabic.