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Hamsa Heirloom Grande Necklace From Tiznit, Morocco
- Hamsa Heirloom Grande Necklace From Tiznit, Morocco
- Mid 20th Century Hand Etched Silver Oversize Pendants with Traditional Enamel Work and glass bead inlays.
- 80% or higher silver
- This design layout is a signature heirloom classic from Tiznit, Morocco.
- Approx. 23" long
- Hand Size Approx. 4" x 3", 5 1/4" x 4 1/4", 5 3/4" x 4 3/4"
- The Khamsa Hand (Arabic) or Hamesh Hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular Amulet for Magical Protection from the Envious or Evil Eye. An alternative Islamic name for this Amulet is Hand of Fatima, in reference to the Daughter of Mohammed. An alternative Jewish name for is Hand of Miriam, in reference to the Sister of Moses and Aaron.
- The words Khamsa or Hamesh mean "5" and have a Sacred Value. The Hand is painted on the doors as symbol of Good Luck. The Hand is also a Talisman of Fertility. There is archaeological evidence to suggest that the protective use of Khamsa / Hamesh predates both Judaism and Islam, and that it refers to ancient Middle Eastern Goddess whose Hand wards off the Evil Eye.