Three vintage Moroccan hamsa pendants with stamped design. This was probably part of a necklace set at one time. Endearingly primitive and tribal. Old authentic tribal jewelry!
Length: 2.25 to 2.5 inches
Width: 1.25 to 1.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Tarnished silvery with dark patina
Jewel Color: Green
Attachment: Two metal loops at the top of each
Vintage hamsa pendants with stamped designs. These are older pieces in mixed metals. These are all about the same size, but they do vary a bit because they are hand cut. They vary from 2.25 to 2.5 inches long and from 1.25 to 1.5 inches wide. Dark patina over most of the pendant faces. All three of them have a pretty green jewels in the center. These are fairly primitive in design and look very tribal. They were probably part of a hamsa or Khommeset necklace. Great pieces for adding to jewelry projects.
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.