Vintage Hamsa wall hanging with gemstones. This beautiful handmade hamsa hand is made of 400k silver and brass, decorated with several different patterns, silver; fire-gilded, with stamped beading, silver shot, applied decoration and natural gemstones; turquoise and ruby. The front has an embossed grape cluster motif. Grapes and leaves symbolise the Christian faith.
Excellent vintage condition. Made in Afghanistan. One of a kind.
Adopted by many sects such as Muslims,Christians and Jews. The image of the open right hand is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts of teaching and protection. Other symbols of divine protection based around the hand include the Hand-of-Venus (or Aphrodite) and the Hand-of-Mary that was used to protect women from the evil eye, boost fertility and lactation, promote healthy pregnancies, and strengthen the weak.