Lined Drawstring Bag with Embroidered Hamsa Talisman

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Lined Drawstring Bag with Embroidered Hamsa Talisman

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

Cotton, Stabilizer, Thread, Ribbon, Taffeta

Fashionably chic and ready to guard and hold your treasures, this extra sturdy 7" x 12" drawstring bag is crafted from heavy calico cotton and lined with a purple/blue color changing taffeta. The drawstrings are 1/8" navy satin ribbon.

The stunning hamsa talisman design is light stitched in non-metallic gold thread. The embroidery itself is comprised of just under 8,000 stitches.

NOTE: This particular bag has been sold. You will be ordering a custom bag created just for you, in the fabric colors of your choice. Other hamsa -- and other spiritual or religious imagery -- are available for bags, purses, totes and tapestries, hit that custom order button up there and let's talk!

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The hamsa -- that is, the symbol of an eye embedded in the palm of an open hand -- has had numerous other names throughout the ages, including the hand of protection from the evil eye, the hand of God, the eye of God, the eye of Fatima, the hand of Fatima, and the hand of Miriam. The form is sometimes rendered naturally and other times symmetrically with a second thumb replacing the little finger. Although no one knows for sure how long they've been around, there are existing hamsa verified as dating back to the 12th century. The hamsa has been present in Judaism going all the way back to Biblical times, where it is referenced in Deuteronomy 5:15, stated in the Ten Commandments as the "strong hand" of God who led the Jews out of Egypt.

The hamsa has been variously interpreted by scholars as a Jewish, Christian, or Islamic amulet, and as a pagan fertility symbol. Even as the magical form remains shrouded in mystery and scholars debate nearly every aspect of its emergence, it is recognized today as a kabbalistic protection/luck amulet and is also regarded as an important symbol in Jewish art.

Hamsa frequently feature fish in addition to the eye. Other icons besides eyes and fish have also found their way into the hamsa, including the Star of David, prayers for the traveler, the Shema, the blessing over the house, the 12 tribes of Israel and the colors of red and blue, both of which are said to thwart the Evil Eye. Personalized family hamsa often feature birthstones and other iconery to represent members of a family and significant dates or events to the family unit. Modern hamsa may not openly feature the eye, they are nevertheless regarded as protective amulets shielding the possessor (or household) from evil and inviting good luck as well. Some people believe the hand should face upward, to catch the positive energy, while others believe it should point downwards so that the positive energy will run down the fingertips to disperse.

No matter which way your hamsa is oriented or how it is adorned, it's sure to provide you with a beautiful addition to your home!

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The bag is fully machine washable, lay flat or tumble dry on medium heat. If desired, the bag can be ironed on medium heat to smooth.

Your purchase is unframed, and will be sent to you via USPS first class mail in a large envelope.

Custom orders are also available in a very wide variety of embroidery designs, styles and sizes!
Fashionably chic and ready to guard and hold your treasures, this extra sturdy 7" x 12" drawstring bag is crafted from heavy calico cotton and lined with a purple/blue color changing taffeta. The drawstrings are 1/8" navy satin ribbon.

The stunning hamsa talisman design is light stitched in non-metallic gold thread. The embroidery itself is comprised of just under 8,000 stitches.

NOTE: This particular bag has been sold. You will be ordering a custom bag created just for you, in the fabric colors of your choice. Other hamsa -- and other spiritual or religious imagery -- are available for bags, purses, totes and tapestries, hit that custom order button up there and let's talk!

=========================

The hamsa -- that is, the symbol of an eye embedded in the palm of an open hand -- has had numerous other names throughout the ages, including the hand of protection from the evil eye, the hand of God, the eye of God, the eye of Fatima, the hand of Fatima, and the hand of Miriam. The form is sometimes rendered naturally and other times symmetrically with a second thumb replacing the little finger. Although no one knows for sure how long they've been around, there are existing hamsa verified as dating back to the 12th century. The hamsa has been present in Judaism going all the way back to Biblical times, where it is referenced in Deuteronomy 5:15, stated in the Ten Commandments as the "strong hand" of God who led the Jews out of Egypt.

The hamsa has been variously interpreted by scholars as a Jewish, Christian, or Islamic amulet, and as a pagan fertility symbol. Even as the magical form remains shrouded in mystery and scholars debate nearly every aspect of its emergence, it is recognized today as a kabbalistic protection/luck amulet and is also regarded as an important symbol in Jewish art.

Hamsa frequently feature fish in addition to the eye. Other icons besides eyes and fish have also found their way into the hamsa, including the Star of David, prayers for the traveler, the Shema, the blessing over the house, the 12 tribes of Israel and the colors of red and blue, both of which are said to thwart the Evil Eye. Personalized family hamsa often feature birthstones and other iconery to represent members of a family and significant dates or events to the family unit. Modern hamsa may not openly feature the eye, they are nevertheless regarded as protective amulets shielding the possessor (or household) from evil and inviting good luck as well. Some people believe the hand should face upward, to catch the positive energy, while others believe it should point downwards so that the positive energy will run down the fingertips to disperse.

No matter which way your hamsa is oriented or how it is adorned, it's sure to provide you with a beautiful addition to your home!

==========================

The bag is fully machine washable, lay flat or tumble dry on medium heat. If desired, the bag can be ironed on medium heat to smooth.

Your purchase is unframed, and will be sent to you via USPS first class mail in a large envelope.

Custom orders are also available in a very wide variety of embroidery designs, styles and sizes!

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 3–10 business days
From Dayton, OH
Returns accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy
Gift wrapping available
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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

As photos are taken to show you the item before shipping, along with all dimensions and etc., all custom sales are considered final. If there is a problem, please talk to me and we will work something out! If the item is received damaged, I will file an insurance claim with the carrier and will replace/remake the item at no cost to you. The most important thing to me is that you're happy with the transaction, so if you're not, please let me know and we'll fix it so you are! :)

Shipping policies

I usually ship via USPS with a tracking number, although I sometimes use priority mail, UPS or Fed Ex depending on the weight of the package.

If your order includes anything framed with glass, it will absolutely be shipped insured. - Damaged items will be remade and reshipped (with new insurance!) after you send me a digital photo so I can file an insurance claim on it. There will be no additional charges to you for remaking and reshipping, I will get it back with the claim.

International Customers from the UK -- please be aware that you may be required to pay additional delivery or tariffs when you receive your order. I am told this is a VAT (Value Added Tax). To my knowledge this is only happening to customers in the UK. The international shipping that I am paying is inclusive of all shipping and handling, but apparently that does NOT include the VAT and they will not permit me to prepay it for you. So just please be aware and know that this is 100% out of my control.

Need it tomorrow? Rush shipping is available for an additional charge (at cost), contact me for details!

I can also ship it Priority or Priority Express for an additional charge (at lesser additional cost), contact me!
I usually ship via USPS with a tracking number, although I sometimes use priority mail, UPS or Fed Ex depending on the weight of the package.

If your order includes anything framed with glass, it will absolutely be shipped insured. - Damaged items will be remade and reshipped (with new insurance!) after you send me a digital photo so I can file an insurance claim on it. There will be no additional charges to you for remaking and reshipping, I will get it back with the claim.

International Customers from the UK -- please be aware that you may be required to pay additional delivery or tariffs when you receive your order. I am told this is a VAT (Value Added Tax). To my knowledge this is only happening to customers in the UK. The international shipping that I am paying is inclusive of all shipping and handling, but apparently that does NOT include the VAT and they will not permit me to prepay it for you. So just please be aware and know that this is 100% out of my control.

Need it tomorrow? Rush shipping is available for an additional charge (at cost), contact me for details!

I can also ship it Priority or Priority Express for an additional charge (at lesser additional cost), contact me!

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Additional policies

Custom orders are welcome! In fact, they're pretty much the norm here! Please let me know what you're after and we'll get you squared away.

All items are made by me, in my non-smoking home. Although we are a smoke-free home, we are not a glitter-free home. Items in my shop may include trace amounts of glitter. Glittered items in my shop are guaranteed to include enough glitter to satisfy even the sparkliest of divas. There is never an extra charge for glitter. ;-)

Because I'm trying to keep things consistent and affordable, I try to keep my prices pretty standard. Generally I set prices based on the size of the embroidery, including the stitchcount, fabric used and etc. All items are made by me (other than apparel, towels, etc. that you send to me to embroider!). I do not buy blanks and embroider on them, I construct your items to order at the time you order them.

Smaller unframed wall art with unfinished edges usually runs $10-30, while larger is generally $25-50.

Hooped art starts at $27.50 for 5" designs. Larger rectangular designs with constructed framework are $45-60 based on size and number of layers.

Pillows -- I generally suggest to my clients that they purchase pillow forms off Amazon, and I will make them pillow cases to fit those pillow forms. This way you are only paying me for the cost to ship you the pillow cases! I will instruct you which pillow forms to purchase, in order to insure that you get a nice fit. I have samples in each of the standard sizes so that photos can be sent showing you exactly what your pillow case(s) will look like when you shove your pillow forms into them! :)

Bags, Pouches, Cases, Totes & Purses range in price based on size, fabric, features, etc. They range from a low of $5 to a high of $75. Most are in the $20-$50 range. As previously mentioned I construct all of these items to order, I do not purchase blank totes and embroider on them.

Two bags of identical size may be priced differently based on stitchcounts! If bag A has a 12,000 stitch design and bag B has a 56,000 stitch design, bag B IS going to be more expensive! Likewise, a bag made of cotton fabric is going to be cheaper than a similarly sized bag made of linen or microfiber, etc.

Embroidered apparel, towels, blankies, etc. are priced based on stitchcount, and the cost of the item being embroidered upon. (If you have the item shipped to me, the charge is based only on the embroidery. In most cases this will be $17.50 to $25 per item depending on stitch counts, etc.)

Please contact me if you have ANY questions on pricing.
Custom orders are welcome! In fact, they're pretty much the norm here! Please let me know what you're after and we'll get you squared away.

All items are made by me, in my non-smoking home. Although we are a smoke-free home, we are not a glitter-free home. Items in my shop may include trace amounts of glitter. Glittered items in my shop are guaranteed to include enough glitter to satisfy even the sparkliest of divas. There is never an extra charge for glitter. ;-)

Because I'm trying to keep things consistent and affordable, I try to keep my prices pretty standard. Generally I set prices based on the size of the embroidery, including the stitchcount, fabric used and etc. All items are made by me (other than apparel, towels, etc. that you send to me to embroider!). I do not buy blanks and embroider on them, I construct your items to order at the time you order them.

Smaller unframed wall art with unfinished edges usually runs $10-30, while larger is generally $25-50.

Hooped art starts at $27.50 for 5" designs. Larger rectangular designs with constructed framework are $45-60 based on size and number of layers.

Pillows -- I generally suggest to my clients that they purchase pillow forms off Amazon, and I will make them pillow cases to fit those pillow forms. This way you are only paying me for the cost to ship you the pillow cases! I will instruct you which pillow forms to purchase, in order to insure that you get a nice fit. I have samples in each of the standard sizes so that photos can be sent showing you exactly what your pillow case(s) will look like when you shove your pillow forms into them! :)

Bags, Pouches, Cases, Totes & Purses range in price based on size, fabric, features, etc. They range from a low of $5 to a high of $75. Most are in the $20-$50 range. As previously mentioned I construct all of these items to order, I do not purchase blank totes and embroider on them.

Two bags of identical size may be priced differently based on stitchcounts! If bag A has a 12,000 stitch design and bag B has a 56,000 stitch design, bag B IS going to be more expensive! Likewise, a bag made of cotton fabric is going to be cheaper than a similarly sized bag made of linen or microfiber, etc.

Embroidered apparel, towels, blankies, etc. are priced based on stitchcount, and the cost of the item being embroidered upon. (If you have the item shipped to me, the charge is based only on the embroidery. In most cases this will be $17.50 to $25 per item depending on stitch counts, etc.)

Please contact me if you have ANY questions on pricing.