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. The specific symbolism that gave rise to the charm that we refer to as a Mano Figa originate in Etruscan Italy.
Mano means hand and Figa means fig, a slang term for femininity. In ancient times, it was worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility and good times. In South America, they are commonly worn throughout as a symbol of protection against the evil eye.
Because the gesture carries such breadth of meaning, it's easy to imbue it with the significance you choose. Inspired by Leah's love of antiquity, they are quite simply a good conversation starter!
- Gold vermeil figa pendant
- 18" gold filled extra-fine cable chain + 2" extender
- Pendant measures 20 x 5mm