Fibula The symbol is displayed on the pendant and earings of our Imazighen Collection
The fibula is a clasp made by the Imazighen Berbers, also known as the aboriginal people of Morocco. The fibula are a traditional design of clasps used to fasten a woman's cloth veils, scarves, cloaks, and wrappers in place. Representing the figure of the woman body, Fibula are meant to be decorative, symbolic, and functional. Representing the woman's status, the size and weight of the fibula determine this factor.
Hamsa (Hand Of Fatima)
The Hamsa may mean many different things to many different depending on which culture you ask.
To the arabic and berber (native moroccan tradition) the hand, the eye, and the number five is known to ward off the evil eye. It is known to symbolize the hand of god and is a protective sign. It is known to bring the wearer happiness, luck, wealth and good fortune. The hamsa can be worn either way and is believed to give the owner success harmony and protection against the evil eye. (Evil Eye symbol description below)
In this culture, the Hamsa is called the Hand of Fatima after Fatima Zahra, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. The five fingers of the hand are further associated with the Five Pillars of Islam which are
Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca
According to the Hindus and Buddhists, it symbolizes the interplay of the chakras, the energy flow in the body, the five senses, and the mudras that affect these centers.
The following represent the different fingers and their association to chakras.
Thumb- Fire element, solar plexus chakra.
Forefinger- Air element, heart chakra.
Middle Finger- Ethereal elements, throat chakra.
Ring Finger- Earth element, root chakra.
Pinkie Finger- Water element, sacral chakra.
s an ancient Middle Eastern amulet
In Judaism, it is also interpreted to be the Hand of Miriam representing the person who possesses this piece with the five senses in an effort to praise God. According to the Hebrew religion, the number five is also symbolic. The “hamesh” is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is “Hey,” which is one of God’s holy names. The “Hamesh” also signifies of the five books of the Torah.
One of the strongest symbolic images in the world is the evil eye dating back almost 3,000 years in many cultures. The evil eye is one thing that unites all religions Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, and Christianity, found in the beliefs of each spirituality. It is said that wearing an evil eye as an amulet is believed to provide protection against the evil energies/spirits in the world.
The evil eye itself is a distasteful look, sometimes regarded as a spell, given to inflict harm, suffering, or some form of bad luck on the person that it is cast upon. The gaze of the “evil eye” is a look which signifies bad intent,either out of jealousy or pure malice. Many cultures believe this look possess a power that brings upon actual disaster for the person that is the victim of the glare.
Tree of Life
The Tree of Life has multiple branches that represent the interconnectedness of all life on our planet. This symbol can be found in various religions, mythologies, and philosophies. The Tree of Life represents the humble beginnings all living things come from. It is illustrated that all living things are connected. Embracing beauty and diversity, we are one.