Beaded Hamsa Ornament by Monkey Biz

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103784
Price $38.00
Members $34.20

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    This colorful beaded hamsa is handcrafted by skilled bead artists in South Africa. Each includes a ribbon for hanging the hamsa. The hamsa is a popular Jewish and Middle Eastern symbol thought to offer protection.
     
    Traditionally, beads through the ages have been used in African rituals to impart spiritual meaning as well as a measure of value and economic exchange between locals and foreigners. Beading training is also central to various rights of passage in the community. Today, a more modern way of life has replaced many of the beading traditions. Monkey Biz works with trained beaders, empowering their skills and using them to create beautiful works of art as a means to continue the tradition and support their communities.
     
    Beads, wood, ribbon
    4"l x 3"w
     
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