Handmade Silver, red coral and enamel hand of Fatima pendant from Algeria
This unique Kabyle/Berber hand of fatima pendant is purely handmade by an Algerian artisan using pure silver 950¸ mediterranean red coral and colourful enamel. You sometimes get imperfections in their jewellery; that is because they are done separately by hand; which gives it the real sense of the Handmade. It could take them hours to make one single piece of art such as this one. It is made with passion and love to the culture. The artisans are only using pure products.
Meaning of Hand of Fatima:
The Khamsa or Hamsa¸ (in Hebrew: “Khamsa” in Arabic: Hamsa means “five”) is an
icon in amulets¸ charms¸ and Jewellery¸ to protect against evil eyes.
An Islamic alternative name for this charm : “Eye of Fatima or the hand of
Fatima” ¸ regarding to Fatima Zahra¸ Prophet Muhammad’s daughter. The other
meaning in Jewish is Miriam’s hand ¸ as regards Miriam¸ the sister of Aaron and
Moses. It is a sort of “protection of the hand” or “The hand of God“.
It symbolizes also the five books of the Torah to Jews and the Five Pillars of
Islam for Sunni Muslims.
In recent years¸ several peace activists in the Middle East¸ have chosen to wear
resistance Hamsa the symbol of the origin and the similarities between the
Jewish and Islamic tradition. The fingers may point up or down.
Size: 34mm high x 25mm
Material: Pure silver (see attachment), Mediterranean red coral and colourful enamel
What is Kabyle Jewellery (Jewelry):
The Native people of North Africa are called Imazighen (Amazigh for singular), where we can find different dilects such as Kabyle, Tuareg, Chawi, Shelfi, Amazigh, Rifi, Mouzabit, etc. The Kabyles refers then to the Amazigh/Berber people of the Northern part of Algeria, they are specialised in a lot of handcrafted artifacts such as Pottery and ceramics, Berber Rugs, and Silver Jewellery with pure Mediterranean red coral for hundreds of years. They excel in it all in keeping its traditional aspect of it, they are never mass produced and they are never identical as they have always been handmade one by one.
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