The hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by some, predominantly Muslims and Jews, to provide defense against the evil eye. It has been theorized that its origins lie in Ancient Egypt or Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) and may have been associated with the Goddess Tanit. The Hamsa is also variously known as the Hand of Fatima after the daughter of the prophet Muhammed, the Hand of Mary, the Hand of Miriam, and the Hand of the Goddess.
This Hamsa illustration is part 1/3 of my Yoga series, which also includes Om and Buddha (coming soon!)
Original 8”x10” ink and watercolor illustration
Thanks for shopping with me and supporting my art1