Stunning hamsa hand design coaster - believed to provide protection against evil spirits and bring good luck.
Approx dimensions 140mm x 105mm
What is the meaning of the hamsa hand?
The Hamsa Hand is a symbol that has been used for centuries in many different cultures. It is also known as the Hand of Fatima, the Hand of Miriam, and the Hand of Mary.
The word Hamsa comes from the Hebrew word for “five”, which is hamesh. This is because the Hamsa Hand has five fingers. The Hamsa hand has multiple meanings depending on the culture you are looking at it from.
Christianity - also known as the Hand of Mary, a symbol of faith and protection.
Islam - a symbol of protection, said to represent the Five Pillars of Islam.
Judaism - also known as the Hand of Miriam, seen as a symbol of strength and protection.
Hinduism/Buddhism - each finger on the Hamsa Hand represents a specific chakra, therefore it is seem as the symbol of the flow of energy in the body.