Reversible Hamsa Hotpad
This double knit hotpad (or pot holder) was designed to honor one of the many shared icons of Jewish and Muslim traditional culture: the Hamsa/Khamsa hand, also known as the Hand of Miriam by Jews, or the Hand of Marjam or Fatima by Muslims. The blue eye in the center of the palm symbolizes good luck as well as serving to ward off “the evil eye”. Making this with Peace Fleece’s Baghdad Blue yarn will further support the remarkable peacebuilding efforts of the Jewish and Palestinian residents of the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salaam.
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