Vintage Tribal Hamsa Home Blessing Amulet. This beautiful handmade hamsa hand is made of 400k silver and brass, double sided, decorated with several different patterns, silver; fire-gilded, with stamped beading, silver shot, applied decoration, decorative wire, natural turquoise and red jade stones.
Excellent vintage condition. It is about 70-80 years old. Made in Afghanistan. One of a kind.
Although the hamsa hand has been symbolic in Islam and Judaism for centuries, archeological digs in the Middle East provide evidence that the hamsa pre-dates these religions and originated with the Phoenicians and was used as a protective symbol for an ancient Middle Eastern goddess. The hamsa hand has always been associated with a female entity offering protection from evil and misfortune.
Weight: 250.00 g / 8.82 oz
Dimension: Length 27.00 cm / 10.63 in | Width 10.00 cm / 3.94 in | Height 10.00 cm / 3.94 in