Collection: Hamsa blessings

I form my beautiful one-of-a-kind house blessing hamsas from stoneware or porcelain in the hand-built method. I stamp them with various Jewish/Mediterranean/Middle Eastern symbols and words, glaze them with lead-free under-glaze and stains, and high fire them in my studio kiln. After firing them a first time, I glaze them with clear glaze and fire again to a higher temperature. I finished assembling them with ceramic beads on a cord for hanging.

They make perfect housewarming gifts, warming a home with a beautiful blessing from Jewish tradition or liturgy.

The hamsa hand is rich in symbolism: the protection of the hamsas, the wisdom of the tree of life, and the abundance of the pomegranate. You will warm the heart of anyone you give this too, or keep it for yourself to help bless your entryway or home.

My initials and the item number are carved on the back of each hamsa. They come wrapped in bubble wrap protecting them in the shipping. Ships worldwide from California, USA

Hamsa meaning: The hamsa hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet that protects against the “evil eye.” It is a protective sign and brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah for Jews. In the Jewish religion, the Jewish hamsa hand also symbolizes the Hand of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. The symbol of the hand appears in manuscripts of the Kabbalah. Although the hamsa hand has been symbolic in Islam and Judaism for centuries, archaeological digs provide evidence that the hamsa predates these religions and originated with the Phoenicians.

Since all my items are glazed at high fire temperatures, the colors will remain vibrant for the life of the piece.

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