Handy Dandy

Is it creepy that I’m strangely drawn to these little hand accessories? I’m sure this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so skip away if you are beginning to feel goosebumps. I’m a sucker when it comes to odd paraphernalia and this makes the perfect pairing for the weird side of my personality. Apparently, hand motifs in trinkets and jewellery were very common during the Victorian Era. The way the hands and fingers were positioned used to represent different meanings and emotions. If the first finger was extended in a hand, this was a way of asking one to keep away! Interesting how a pair of hands in design can actually have special significance, huh? If you ever see any hands carved on objects in future, make sure to observe how it’s being portrayed. Who knows what you will uncover!


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