The open hand has been used as a protective amulet since ancient times. Many archaeological finds bear testament to this. This mystical sign can be encountered in a number of artefacts of global cultural heritage and is the symbol of the hand of Venus (Aphrodite), the hand of Miriam (sister of Moses and Aaron), the hand of Fatima (daughter of the prophet Mohamed).
In Bulgaria it can be seen depicted on ancient Thracian temples. The hamsa protects from evil spirits and negative energy. It brings health, happiness and good fortune.