The Hamsa Hand or Hand of Fatima is an ancient Middle Eastern talisman. In all religions it is a protective symbol. It is talismanic symbol that people believed to protect them from harm against the evil eye and bring them goodness, abundance, fertility, luck and good health.
The evil eye – first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago in cuneiform on clay tablets, the evil eye may actually have originated as early as the Upper Paleolithic age.
The evil eye or greek matiasma is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause one misfortune, bad luck or injury. Evil eye jewelry and talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called “evil eyes”.
It’s believed that there are three types of evil eyes, the first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to, this often happens when someone gives you a "dirty look".
The second type intends to harm.
The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one.
By wearing evil eye jewellery it is believed that this protects against the curse, whether it be the unconscious evil eye or the conscious one!