The hamsa is a symbol common throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It symbolizes protection, especially protection from the "evil eye" and other curses. It is generally regarded as being an ancient Judaic or perhaps proto-Judaic but it is now commonly seen in Islamic culture as well as some Christian cultures, especially Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
This piece was masterfully crafted by Indian artisans who are renowned for their metalworking. It is made with high quality hypoallergenic jewelry brass. We collected this along our Journeys through India. Totally adjustable.