The Hamsa is a protective symbol that defends from the "evil eye" and originated in the middle east. It has specific meaning, all represented by numerical systems relating to the five fingers in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is worn as a protective amulet or hung on a wall to protect the wearer or the space from negativity. Designed by Shawn Kessler. Laser cut from 2 layers of hardwood-veneered plywood, finished by hand and ready to hang with a laser cut wooden hanger on the back.
You can read about the cultural meanings of the woods we use here. Please note that due to the natural origin of our hardwoods, the exact tone of and detail of each piece of wood will vary. Each piece is hand finished and hand selected to our quality standards, but we cannot control for any natural variation in the grain of the wood.
We do all of our woodwork and laser cutting in house, taking pride in our ability to create to the highest quality. We choose to use a natural mineral oil and sealant to show off the grain of the wood, rather than using stains or dyes. All orders ship from Southern California, where they are produced. At LaserTrees, we create items as they are ordered, so please allow us a 1-2 week lead time to create and ship your order.