Three Blessings & a Warning

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In Jewish thought, a hamsa with fingers pointing down suggests divine blessings. A hamsa with fingers pointing up is a "stop sign," and suggests protection or a warning. Red is a color that protects, and here represents the lives of people who struggle today. The hamsa or hand is a universal symbol, and used often in Jewish, Islamic, and Indian symbolism, among other cultures. From the Symbols Tell the Story series. Tapestry. 19x24 inches. Wool weft and warp. Four selvedge. 

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