Chamsa 🖐🏿 with a crescent moon🌙 Teal and bright yellow glaze painted on stoneware with Aquamarine and Amazonite semi-precious stone embellishments on durable copper-colored nylon thread.
Aquamarine properties are said to be calming, soothing, and cleansing; it inspires truth, trust and letting go.
When the chamsa hand is facing up, it is a universal sign against evil. It is a powerful sign of protection, and shields us from our inner thoughts of hatred, jealousy and insecurities.
The chamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In many faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. My grandmother Miriam had a beautiful wall filled with chamsas hanging in her kitchen. As a child I spent time looking at all of their different styles. Sharing a new chamsa collection through BSP is my effort to share that beautiful aesthetic.