A hamsa is a good luck charm, common to many cultures. This hamsa features the word “Mazel” or “luck”. It is made entirely of quilling, and the Hebrew letters and other accents are edged in 23k gold leaf. In addition, the inner bevels of both the inner oval mat and outer rectangular mat are hand-gilded. The piece measures 11 x 14 and is in a striking red, wooden scoop frame.
This work sold at the exhibit at the wonderful exibit of work by members of the American Guild of Judaic Art, at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, OK in the summer of 2017.