Henna Hand of Hamsa (Purple) Throw Pillow
This Particular design, traditionally used throughout the Middle East and North Africa, can often be seen in Mehndi artwork and is known as the hand of Hamsa or hand of Fatima. It is a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power, and strength, and is seen as a potent in deflecting the evil eye. Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. Muslims also use it as an indication of coming of age. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding ceremonies. The bridegroom is also painted in some parts of India. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi is described in the earliest Hinduism's Vedic ritual books. Haldi (staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as mehndi are Vedic customs, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centered around the idea of "awakening the inner light". "Customise It" Plus - with it's transparent background, you can also completely change the look of this pattern with the colour of your choice.