The Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of . It has come to be a symbol of secularity, and a trendy talisman; a " good luck " charm appearing on Tanit · Hamsa (disambiguation) · Khamsa. The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular For an early 20th century French hamsa hand, see the good luck postcard. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh, hamsa, chamsa.