Chamsa, the Hand of Miriam, in reference to Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron,
as well as the (5) Chamesh Hand. It serves as an ancient talismanic way of averting and getting protection
from the evil eye, or more generally of providing a “protecting hand” or “Hand of God”.
It appears, often in stylized form, as a hand with three fingers raised, and sometimes with two thumbs arranged symmetrically.
The symbol is used in amulets, charms, jewelry, door entrances, and other places to ward the evil eye.
elements in the art:
The golden Peach and blue leaves on each side of the Chamsa are Chinese folk designs -a symbol of Immortality, marriage & springtime.
Around the Chamsa, in the circle, white doves-for Peace on earth & peace of mind.
The fluid blue verse coming out of the fiery vase:
“Vast amounts of water cannot extinguish My love (for you) and rivers cannot flood it” (Song Of Songs)