Hamsa is a hand-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. It is an ancient symbol in the shape of an open right hand, present in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. In Christianity we call it the Hand of Mary, while it is the hand of Miriam in Judaism and the Hand of Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed, in Islam. Today is it a very popular symbol in decor and jewelry. It’s made into necklaces and bracelets, adorned with pearls and gemstones. It appears as a door-knob and even tatoos.
Having been familiar with the symbol since high-school, I fell some special attachment to it after I visited Morocco for the first time. Alongside the famous Turkish blue eye, hamsa is a beautiful way to protect a home from the evil eye.