Hamsa embellished wrist wrap The Hamsa Hand is a universal sign of protection, power and strength that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. Known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam and the Hand of Miriam in Judaism, its believed to protect against the evil eye and all negative energies. There are two ways to display the Hamsa: Hand Facing Down or Varada Mudra When the Hamsa hand faces down, it opens you up to all of the abundance and goodness of the universe, welcoming them into your life. Hand facing down also brings fertility and answers to prayers and manifestations. Often, in this position, the fingers are closed together to bring good luck. Hand Facing Up or Abhaya Mudra When the Hamsa hand is facing up, it is a universal sign against evil. It is a powerful sign of protection and shields us from our inner thoughts of hatred, jealousy and insecurities. Often, in this position, the fingers are spread apart to ward off evil. May your Hamsa Hand bring you love, light, luck and protection.