Hamsa / Khamsa / Hand-of-Mary/ Hand of Fatima was used to protect women from the evil eye, strengthen the weak, and in the Buddha's -gesture of teaching and protection.
The hamsa's path into Jewish culture, believe that the five fingers of the hamsa hand remind its wearer to use their five senses to praise God. This "favorite Muslim talisman" became a part of Jewish tradition in North African and Middle Eastern Muslim countries too.
The hamsa / khamsa holds recognition as a bearer of good fortune among Christians in the region as well.
Shape into tea bag rest, here is the version in raku clay