In the Palm of Your Hand - Make a Protective Hamsa Hand

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Tel: 01392 665858

In the Palm of Your Hand - Make a Protective Hamsa Hand

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Join us to make and decorate your own hamsa hand out of clay, take it home and hang it somewhere to bring good luck and protection to you and your family.

Throughout history, possibly as far back as ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, humans have used the power of the 'hamsa' to protect them from evil. Many believe that the depiction of an open hand defends against the 'evil eye', others used it to protect pregnant women, or to strengthen the weak. It remains a popular symbol throughout North Africa and the Middle East today, and is often seen as a 'good luck' charm.

Whatever the hamsa's exact origin, or the diverse meanings people take from it, these palm shaped amulets are items of exquisite beauty, carved or painted with intricate patterns, sometimes made from gold or silver, and often decorated with glittering jewels.

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In the Palm of Your Hand - Make a Protective Hamsa Hand (28 May 2024)
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Tuesday10:30 - 15:30

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