Hi all, I recently painted a picture of the Hamsa hand and had prints made for all my bridesmaids as a thank you gift. The prints are about 8″ x 10″ and the art itself is 4″ x 6″ (Frame not included). This picture could be a great housewarming gift as well!
The Hamsa, usually with two symmetrical thumbs, often include eyes or fishes for both elements are believed to bring good luck. There is no “correct” way to place it – you can put it with the fingers pointing up or down, either way it shall implement its gracious vocation. Hamsa means “five” in Arabic and its sound is also similar to the word “five” in Hebrew: “hamesh”. It is believed that the number five combined with an eye, which you can usually see in the middle of the Hamsa palm, serve as protection against the evil eye. The stretched fingers are believed to be granting a powerful blessing, which covers the whole house or the person who wears it.