Three Blessings & a Warning

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. 18x12 inches. Wool weft and warp. Four selvedge. SOLD.

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