Hamsa Tray 4"
The art of traditional Indian wood craft requires mastery, passed on through generations, to create intricately hand carved treasures from solid blocks of mango wood. This hamsa shaped, brass moon inlaid jewelry tray can be kept on a dresser or desk for stylish safekeeping. Use in the kitchen or an entryway as a pinch dish or to catch small items, from rings, stationary, keys to loose change.
The Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings it's owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
The waxing and waning of the moon is a sign of constant change. It symbolizes nature, its blind and driven forces, the passing and return of its seasons. Transposed into the human realm, this image pinpoints moral instability, the changing heart, the gullible mind, and our frequently vacillating resolve.
The moon phases are associated with setting intentions and releasing things that do not serve us. Since the Moon constantly goes through a cycle that includes the new moon, the waxing moon, the full moon the waning moon and then the new moon again, it has also come to symbolize the cyclical nature of the universe.
The full moon represents the culmination of all your efforts and symbolizes the fullness of life in its prime.
The crescent moon narrows ever more each night, the symbolism is of acceptance. The end is near, but it is inevitable, so you shouldn’t fight it. And as always, remember that with every end also comes a new beginning.
Dimensions: 4" L x 3" W x 1"