Photo Credit: Photography Bloom
The Clay Studio at NMAJH on December 25, 2012
The Clay Studio @ NMAJH
Sunday, April 14
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (drop-in)
Free with Museum Admission
(...and kids under 12 are always FREE!)
Purchase tickets here
In observance of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial
Day for victims of war and in celebration of Yom
Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, we invite families to join The Clay Studio for a special "hands"-on project at the Museum. Create your own
hamsa - a palm-shaped
symbol embraced by many cultures, particularly throughout the Middle East and
Africa, as a talisman against the evil eye.
The word hamsa comes from the word for “five” (as in, five fingers) in both
Hebrew and Arabic. You often see this shape in jewelry and wall-hangings. It is
believed to provide defense against evil by many religions, including Christianity,
Islam, and Judaism.
clay and Museums don’t mix! All hamsas must be kiln-fired before you can take
them home. It’s ok: you’ll get them back.