Hamsa

 
The hand of Fatima, or the hand of God is an omen of protection and good fortune in many cultures around the world. At the center of this charm there rests another symbol of the evil eye, said to protect its wearer from the evil forces that surround us, and the ill intent of those who would wish us harm. In this day and age, a double dose of protection from the evil in this world can go a long way. Where some see this symbol as the hand of God, as adorned with polish as it is, it is most assuredly a more feminine version, more symbolic of the hand of Fatima or the hand of Miriam. Even more so today it is becoming an emblem of peace in the war torn Middle East.