Designed by American artist, Mickie Caspi, this framed illuminated art has a delicate background that accentuates the highly detailed and very imaginative hamsa. Measuring 11" x 15", it comes with a gold frame and brique mat--and ready to hang. The word Hamsa is derived from the Semitic word for "five" and is repreented by the open hand. It is an amulet to ward off the evil eye and protect the home from danger. The origins of the hamsa have been attributed to Jewish, Islamic and Christian faith and this unknowing has increased its mystery. It has become recognized as an important symbol in Jewish and Kabbalistic art.