Hamsa Hands
Hand holding green colored pencil coloring a Hamsa Hand project

Symbol of Protection

The Hamsa Hands art kit is especially popular among our Hospital Arts projects. The ancient Hamsa symbol of an open palm has been a sign of protection and good fortune for thousands of years across many nations and traditions.


Gifts of Art took first place in the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) international awards in 2021. The award was given in the Arts Building Resilience category for the Hamsa Hands project. The video below describes it in more detail.

A Traditional Hamsa Blessing
  • Let no sadness come to this heart.
  • Let no trouble come to these arms.
  • Let no conflict come to these eyes.
  • Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.