Goddess Series,2020/2021 > Hand of Fatima, 2021

Hand of Fatima
Hand of Fatima
paper cut painted with acrylics
5 Feet X 5 Feet
2021

This paper cut depicts the the hand of Fatima or the Hamsa. The hand is popular throughout the Maghreb and in the Middle East and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection, the hand is believed by middle easterners, to provide defense against the evil eye.

Muslims Call the it the hand of Fatima after the daughter of Muhammed.