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    Posted 11 months ago

    LaurenRedm…
    (115 items)

    I visited some charity shops today and in one found this intriguing little item. It's a small black hand carved with a strange symbol that seems rather familiar(I kinda fell like I've seen it somewhere before....)
    I personally believe it to be Indian and made from black soapstone due to it's weight and really sleek, coolness. As for the symbol in it's palm it reminds me a little bit of some similar things used in Buddhism? I don't know if I'm correct in thinking this? Is it a protective symbol? What else could this little black hand refer to? Is it a totem? An amulet?
    Really puzzled and intrigued by this hand...
    Cost- €3 ($3.57/£2.57)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Very intriguing & cool little black hand, it is so well formed and I like the symbols (a bird, a moon perhaps). If black hand sounds familiar to you, it may remind you of the early Italian crime organization the black hand aka manonero. Great find Lauren!
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 11 months ago
      Haha! Yes Newfld, I was thinking of that organization too- If I'm not mistaken were they not behind or somehow entangled with the assignation of Archduke Franz Ferdinand? And yes, I do see the moon and maybe even a little star siymbol on it also- thank you!

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