The Hamsa

Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 3.45.17 PMWhile the hamsa has come about as a popular trend, it possesses a deep-rooted, symbolic meaning in the Middle East. Known also as The Hand of Fatima in IslamThe Hand of Miriam in Judaism, and The Hand of Mary in Christianity, the cultural implications of the right palm symbol are rooted in warding off evil, serving the same function as the popular evil eye. Today, it’s more of an accessory, tacked onto bracelets or little charms on necklaces. Many popular retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Free People use the hamsa often in jewelry and tops. Personally, I love eastern influences in my outfits and if there’s some truth to the hamsa, a little protection is always welcome! What do you think? Love it, hate it? Do you buy into superstitious charms? Let us know your thoughts!

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Rida Islam, Fashion Editor

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