Protect yourself from the Evil Eye
Protect yourself from the evil eye, with Disorders new t shirt range. Disorder drew inspiration for this seasons sustainable t-shirt collection from Sixties Psychedelia, The Ancient Kingdom of Bagan, and The Hamsa, ‘Evil Eyes’. A palm shaped symbol, probably familiar to us all, but without knowing the full story behind it.
The Photo shoot was a spontaneous, inspiring collaboration, between Clothing Designers Disorder, Model, Aiden Tielli, and Photographer Paul Ward.
The Story behind the Hamsa is popularised throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies. Throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but is universally used in all cultures. In Islam, it is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra (c. 605 or 615 – 633). Levantine Christians call it the hand of Mary, for the Virgin Mary. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam in remembrance of the biblical Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron.
In Islam, the hamsa is called the Hand of Fatima, in honor of one of the daughters of the Prophet Mohammed. Some say that in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam In Ottoman Turkish this sign is called: 'pence-i al-i aba', with 'pence' meaning 'hand' or 'five', referring to the household of the Islamic prophet Muhammed. The household of Muhammed is enumerated as those five people over whom the prophet held a cloth.
The evil eye is a malevolent look that many cultures believe able to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look. The evil eye is usually given to others who remain unaware.