Hamsa

60 min.

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Wonder of the Day #1126

Is Design a Science or an Art?

Objective

Understand symbol that has multiple meanings across different cultural groups

Big Idea

Symbols have cultural significance

As part of the Cleveland Public Library Make the Most of Your World Summer Reading Club - we are exploring the many cultures found in Cleveland. This week, we focus on the Middle East and a symbol that dates back to Mesopotamia
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa

We will discuss symbols and complete a craft -- making the Hamsa Hand for an amulet or wall hanging. Discuss superstition- what do you do for good luck!