Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hamsa Hand bracelets

Beautiful bracelets inspired by oriental legend about Hand of FATIMA

The Hamsa is an amulet in the shape of a five-fingered hand, or a hand with three fingers and a thumb on either side. It's used in both the Jewish and Muslim faiths as a symbol of protection against the "evil eye."

The Fatima refers to Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam. According to the legend, Fatima was stirring hot milk, when her husband Ali suddenly came in with another woman. Fatima was so overwhelmed that her the spoon fell into the stew and Fatima kept on stirring using her own hand. The hand of Fatima has turned thus into a symbol of faith and tolerance. The tear that Fatima shed has worn the image of the eye. The eye is also believed to fight bad luck and often fixed at the middle of the Hamsa. In Judaism, the symbol bears no connotation to Islam but is used for the same purpose - an amulet against the evil eye. InJewish tradition, the Hamsa Hand is believed to help banish evil or any negative energy and bless its owners with luck and good fortune.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Canada Day in Barrie 2013

We have been participating in a show during long Canada day weekend in Barrie this year. 
 Should I say - we really enjoyed it?!!