The symbol of "Fatima Hand" is known all over the Middle East and North Africa. The "hamsa" has been variously interpreted by scholars as a Jewish, Christian, or Islamic amulet for protection against the evil eye. It is also thought to be good luck and considered to bring happiness health and good fortune.
It is also known as a "Hamsa" because of its five fingers. The word "Hamesh" means 5 in Hebrew or Kamsah has the same meaning in Arabic. La Femme or "The Woman" is also a common name for this design, since it is shaped like an emblematic symbol for femininity.