Hand of Fatima (Good Fortune)

A Matter of Fortune in Religions

The Hand of Fatima, also known as Hamsa, draws its roots from the Arabic word Hamse, which means five. In Islam, it is the hand of the prophet Mohamed’s daughter Fatima; in Judaism it is the hand of Miriam, sister of the prophet Moses; for Levantine Christians it is the hand of the Virgin Mary; and for Hindus it is known as the Hand of Humsa. It is used to keep the devil at bay, and is also a symbol of bounty, fertility, patience and loyalty.

It is a Matter of…

Let’s start with the expression: No matter what your problem is, as long as the end result is good, it’s worth the wait. And end with our analysis that peace is everyone’s common wish. The key is to open your eyes and your heart to this world.

Peshtemal - Hand of Fatima...

TRY160.00

Our peshtemals are made from the finest quality locally produced linen and cotton, and are woven using traditional methods. The symbols are embroidered using traditional flannel fabrics and natural yarns.

Highly absorbent.
Lightweight.
Takes up little space.
Fast-drying.
Ideal for babies.

Can be used at the pool, in the bath, at the beach, in the sauna or Turkish bath, during sports, or at the Spa.

Linen Pillow - Hand of...

TRY200.00

These pillows are made from antique textiles collected from Anatolian chests, which were woven using traditional methods and aged linens. The appliqués are made from antique sashes, with the symbols embroidered using natural threads, and the pillows are produced in a limited edition.

Durable.
Keeps you cool. 
Are made from fabrics aged in antique chests. 
Produced in series, in limited numbers.
Can be used in the garden, bedroom, and living room.

ABOUT KANDIRA LINEN:

These linens were used by Romans for making sails, while Ancient Egyptians used them to wrap mummies due to their ability to absorb moisture. They are also a famous traditional Anatolian textile, particularly those from the Kocaeli region, and are known for their durability. They are woven using flax roots, and for hundreds of years they have been used for many purposes, including for clothing and in dowries, as well as for swaddling blankets and cerement shrouds.

Peshkir - Hand of Fatima...

TRY60.00

Woven on looms in the town of Buldan using traditional methods, with one side woven in bamboo, and the other in cotton, the symbols on these double-layered peshkirs are embroidered using natural wool thread.

Absorbent.
Dries quickly.
Lightweight and takes up little space.
Kind to your skin.
Ideal for babies.
Retains its softness for a long time thanks to the bamboo content.

Can be used in the kitchen as a hand towel, dish cloth or pot-holder, in the bathroom as a face or hand towel, or at the dinner table as a napkin or place mat.

ABOUT PESHKIR:

This special Anatolian cloth is known as the ancestor of towels, with the name coming from the Farsi Piş (front) and Gir (to hold). Found in many regions and palaces, it was used as a place setting or a napkin placed on the lap, and was given great importance in the Ottoman palace.