Hand of Fatima

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Hand of Fatima

  1. An apotropaic symbol, in both Jewish and Islamic cultures, serving as a talisman against the "evil eye".
    Synonyms: hamsa, Hand of Miriam, Hand of Mary
    • 1988, Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, A Street in Marrakech, Waveland Press, →ISBN, page 276:
      I watched as Aisha bargained, unsuccessfully, for a charm against the Evil Eye, a pink-and-yellow plastic hand of Fatima decorated with sequins.

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