Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Hamsa

It's raining today, so I haven't gone out much. I thought I'd show you a picture of the hamsa that hangs in my apartment. It's shaped like the bird of peace too. Hamsas are shaped like a hand and are lucky charms in this part of the world. For more information: http://www.luckymojo.com/hamsahand.html

7 comments:

Carol E. said...

I love this Hamsa! I sort of collect hand motif items and share them with my friends. All of us are or used to be sign language interpreters.. so the hand is our tool of the trade. Thanks for sharing this.

Dsole said...

That's an interesting link, Mandi, i didn't know anything about it. And this is a beautiful one. hope your weather gets fine!

photowannabe said...

Very interesting link. I like the double art work, both a hand and the dove of peace. Nice shot.

santy said...

I like Hamsa! It makes a good pendant, eh?

Cristina said...

I do like the hamsa very much too.

Oya said...

It looks like the logo of Istanbul.

Tomate Farcie said...

That is gorgeous!! I believe the very same thing is called "ramsa" in parts (?) of North Africa and it is also said to bring good luck.