Hand of Fatima

Hand of Fatima n. 34 – Jews, Morocco

Hand of Fatima n. 34 – Jews, Morocco

19th century. Brass. Gr. 461,4 (16.28 oz.); cm. 17,0 high (6.69”) x cm. 12,5 width (4.92”).  This hand is the top piece of a lamp. For similar examples see “The Hand in Morocco”, by Khalid El Gharib, Malika Editions.  The KHAMSA hand (Arabic) or HAMESH hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular apotropaic amulet […]

Hand of Fatima n. 33 – Salamander – Morocco

Hand of Fatima n. 33 – Salamander – Morocco

Silver gr. 54,6 (1.92 oz); Cm. 10,5 high x cm. 6,7width (4.13″ x 2.63”). Fine work. The salamander is not afraid nor water nor fire. The salamander reborn from it’s ashes and is symbol of birth, life and rebirth. The KHAMSA hand (Arabic) or HAMESH hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection […]

Sahrawi Necklace – Hand of Fatima – Western Sahara

Sahrawi Necklace – Hand of Fatima – Western Sahara

Mid 20th century. Silver Hands of Fatima, agate beads, shells, coral, silver beads, glass beads. The necklace is cm. 45,0 long (17.71″). Grams 117,9 (4.15 oz.). The Sahrawi people are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other […]

Hand of Fatima n. 32 – Salamander – Morocco

Hand of Fatima n. 32 – Salamander – Morocco

Mid 20th century. Silver gr. 67,5 (2.38 oz); Cm. 10,5 high x cm. 8,2 width (4.13″ x 3.22”). Fine work. The salamander is not afraid nor water nor fire. The salamander reborn from it’s ashes and is symbol of birth, life and rebirth. The KHAMSA hand (Arabic) or HAMESH hand (Hebrew) is and old and still popular apotropaic amulet […]

Hand of Fatima n. 31 – Jews, Morocco

Hand of Fatima n. 31 – Jews, Morocco

19th century. Brass. Gr. 326,2 (11.50 oz.); cm. 17,5 high (6.88”) x cm. 13,0 width (5.11”). This hand is the top piece of a lamp. For similar examples see “The Hand in Morocco”, by Khalid El Gharib, Malika Editions. The Hand is a common symbol in much of the world since prehistoric times: the hands of the Tassili […]

Large Tuareg Hand of Fatima – KHOMISSAR – Niger

Large Tuareg Hand of Fatima – KHOMISSAR – Niger

1970′. Shell on leather. Cm. 9,1 width x cm. 9,6 high (3.58″ x 3.77″). Gr. 73,8 (2.60 oz). Signed on the back. The Khomissar, in the form of a stylized hand, is believed to ward off the evil eye and, being made of shells, doubles as a fertility symbol. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all […]

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