Yemen Hamsa


Hand is 48mm x 60mm, beads are 4mm to 5mm

1 in stock


19th century Yemen silver beads designed to nestle with one another. Strung with a delicate early 19th century Berber Silver Hamsa, with the protective “eye” in the center. Finished with a Sterling Silver toggle.

The khamsa (Arabic: خمسة ‎, Hebrew: חמסה‎, khamsa lit. five, also romanticized hamsa and chamsa) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa[1]. The khamsa is often incorporated in jewelry and wall hangings, as a superstitious defense against the evil eye. It is believed to originate in ancient practices associated with the Sabaeans and Nabataeans. Wikipedia