Hamsa Hanging Lantern

Hamsa Hanging Lantern


Hamsa’s exact origins are unknown. A universal sign of protection, the image is seen in Mesopotamian artifacts and in the Buddha‘s gesture (mudrā) of teaching and protection.   It is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad‘s daughter Fatima Zahra. Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the mother of Jesus. Following its incorporation into Jewish tradition via its widespread use in the Islamic world, it was also renamed the hand of  Miriam, sister of Moses.

size: 5.6" x 5.6" x 8.4" tall

These designs are also available in a tabletop version and nightlights

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All of our interior lamps, lanterns and night lights are made with untreated Monterey Pine from sustainable sources, as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Our paper features a traditional cloud dragon pattern that is coated with synthetic fibers, making it durable and washable. Just wipe with a damp cloth when needed. Subtle, glossy mulberry fibers create depth and elegance.