Figa charm necklace pendant in 925 sterling silver and 18K gold plated and Red resin.
The mano fico, also called figa, is an Italian amulet of ancient origin.
Properly called the “mano fico,” this is an Italian symbol going back centuries. It is said to ward off the “evil eye” and bring protection to the wearer. Basically, the gesture is supposed to be so offensive that it scares off the “evil.”
Whether made as an apotropaic gesture or worn as an amulet, the mano fico is used for magical protection against the evil eye.
The Mano Figa has been worn as an incantation to The Goddess, a call for fertility, virility, and sexuality. In South America, they are commonly worn throughout as a symbol of protection against the evil eye.
The Neapolitan custom of making mano fico charms from silver (sacred to the moon goddess Luna) and blood coral (sacred to the sea goddess Venus) hints at the cultural survival of a link between the vulva gesture and ancient Roman goddess worship.
Composition: 925 sterling silver, 18K gold plated (thick 1 micron coat of 18k yellow gold on a solid sterling silver base)
Color: Gold & Red
Dimensions: 35x8 mm
Hand-crafted in Istanbul