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21 June 2011

Hand of Fatima a palm shaped amulet

I had done an earlier blog post about the hand of Fatima, a palm shaped amulet.  The use of this symbol  is so widespread in Tunis.  Here are three more examples:

 
Figure 1:  This particular example made up of six tiles was on a wall in a little shop which sells packets of bottled water and soft drinks in La Goulette.

 
Figure 2:  This hand of Fatima made from copper was hanging on the wall in a pastry shop in central Tunis.


 
Figure 3:  Here it is again, this time in the form of a fly swatter. 
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