This famous amulet is called with the name Mano Figa or Figa Charm. The gesture of the thumb protruded between the pointer finger and middle finger has a variety of different meanings dating back nearly 8,000 years to the ancient Etruscans. It originated as an obscene gesture not unlike the middle finger, and was referred to as ‘giving the thumb’. Mano means hand and Figa means fig, a slang term for female genitalia. The gesture is undeniably a reference to sex and female power.
Over time the symbol spread to other cultures and beginning in the early 17th century figas began to be produced in South America. Now they are commonly worn as a symbol of protection against the evil eye. The obscenity of the gesture is said to distract and banishing evil away from you. By wearing this magical amulet it will protect you from all malefic influences and negativity towards you.
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Please note that this is an antique talisman. Most of our talismans and amulets in this category are from before 1940. Some of the talismans are silver, others are silver-plated or gilded. All are handmade and unique. The natural traces of time are seen on them. Many of them, we restored, reconstructed, and strengthened with the help of additional magical rituals to increase their effectiveness and power. Others are presented in their original form. We do NOT use methods for artificial aging and deterioration of our talismans!
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The magical talismans and amulets that we offer are not commercial products but are entirely handmade charged with the correct Arabic rituals under strict control for performing all necessary requirements and favorable time for their creation. To order, please use the email below: [email protected]