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No. 05 Hamsa

Design: Teresa White, Bothell, WA

Stained glass, silver beads, mixed media, 2021

I felt that creating a mosaic hamsa was an appropriate symbol for the Tree of Life Project. The primary spiritual meaning of the hamsa is protection against the evil eye. Its most universal meaning is that of unity and protection, and in every representation the hamsa hand is a means of protection from evil.