October 11, 2012

hamsa

we will soon have a new jewellery collection available in store called 'turkish delight' full of detailed charms from Istanbul
this one...the hand of fatima seems to pop up everywhere
popular in the middle east, hamsa means five and the hand is said represent protection against evil forces and the story goes
our favourite story...there are many, behind the symbol is that the Prophet Mohammad's only daughter..Fatima, was busy in the kitchen when her husband walked in with his new wife.
struck by grief Fatima continues to stir the pot on the stove but is so distracted she uses her own hand to stir instead of the spoon
her hand has since become a symbol of patience and faith