GIFTS OF ART HAMSA HANDS
Available May 1-31, 2021, the Hamsa Hand art kit is FREE for Michigan Medicine faculty, students and staff. Pick-up info below.
About the Hamsa Hand
For thousands of years, people have embraced the ancient hamsa symbol of an open right palm as a sign of protection and good fortune. Hamsas are thought to have originated in Mesopotamia and can be found in many forms of artwork such as jewelry, paintings, drawings, tilework, clothing and much more. In recent times, the symbol has been shared among many faiths and represents prosperity, peace and happiness.
A Traditional Hamsa Blessing
- Let no sadness come to this heart.
- Let no trouble come to these arms.
- Let no conflict come to these eyes.
- Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.
For your FREE Hamsa Hand art kit, you can do one of the following starting May 1:
- Pick up a kit at Guest Assistance Program office, UH Floor 2, Room 2B203 (near Gift Shop & Cashier's Office), M-F 11am-3pm.
- If you can't pick up a kit on site, please use this form to request one.
Beginning May 1, visit this site to find:
- Hamsa Hand video
- Hamsa Hand coloring designs and kit materials for download
If you'd like to share your hamsa artwork on Facebook, please email it with your name and department to Gifts of Art's Bedside Art program.
Gifts of Art is supported in part by gifts, donations to our endowment campaign, grants, the sale of artwork, and the FRIENDS of Michigan Medicine. To support this work, visit our Donations page.