OSC// Gray Khamsah
Northern African and Eastern countries through history view the hamsa (or khamsah—meaning "five" or "the five fingers of the hand" in Arabic) as a sign of blessings and protection (against the evil eye, a symbolic curse believed to be cast by a malevolent unbeknownst glare). The hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet that’s often depicted as an open right hand. The usage of the symbol has been traced back to ancient Carthage and Mesopotamia times. The adaptation of the elephant has always denoted intelligence, wisdom, strength, and power. Ultimately the hamsa carries an inherent essence of divine protection and a belief that God exists in everything.