This small bowl features the Hamsa symbol, printed in silver mica onto opaque Egyptian blue glass, layered over a wispy clear-white glass, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. Glass is then cold worked, returned to the kiln to drape into final shape at about 1250 degrees. The Hamsa hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
This dish is screen printed, kiln formed glass, 5" round and about 2" high. The bottom disc of glass is cut a little larger to create a lip of color at the top edge. Because the pieces are draped over a stainless steel mold, the inside is slightly matte, creating a nice contrast with the super shiny outside. Small bowls are great for fruit, olive or nut bowls, salsas and dips, hold small trinkets and make cute decorative accents. They are food safe and we recommend hand washing, though they can go in the dishwasher (we like the China cycle for glass).
This design is part of a series and has other matching housewares! This comes packed in colorful tissue, please let us know if you need a gift box.
Would you like it printed in different colors for just $5 more? No problem, just select and order "custom print" from the custom menu and include your color choices with the order in the comments field. Please allow about 2 extra weeks to make.