Hamsas are believed to attract positive energy and happiness. The semitic word root means 5 and the hamsa symbolizes God's protective hand and ever watchful eye. This exquisite hamsa is painted on silk which gives it a shimmering effect. The eye and inner features are surrounded by shining copper brown. The hamsa is bordered by shining golden paint. The leaves are shimmering green. The background is a glowing light berry color. The image is mounted on a double mat board. The inside board is turquoise and the outer board is mottled coppery brown with a slight shimmer. The outer board measures 13 1/2 by 16.