Good Luck Fist Amulet

$55.00
About Details Inspiration

A symbol of the age-old myths of Africa, the clenched fist good-luck charm came to Brazil with the seventeenth-century slave trade. As tribal memories paled over generations, belief in its powers to increase warriors' fertility also faded, and nowadays it is prized by both men and women purely for luck. Tradition holds that in order to bring good fortune a figa must always be a gift.  Our fist is made from dark wood and can be worn by either men or women in need of a lucky break.  Layer it with our other talisman necklaces for maximum potency.  

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  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: vintage wood and brass charm, gold fill chain and findings.  
  • Measurements: rope chain is 21" and vintage fist charm is 1 3/4" long.  

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See the thumb poking between the second two fingers? In Italy this sign is known as "mano in fica" ("fig-hand"), or "far le fiche" (cunt gesture), for the resemblance to female genitalia.  It was a common and very rude gesture in past centuries but has long since fallen out of use. Notably, a remnant of its usage is found in Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXV).

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About Details Inspiration

A symbol of the age-old myths of Africa, the clenched fist good-luck charm came to Brazil with the seventeenth-century slave trade. As tribal memories paled over generations, belief in its powers to increase warriors' fertility also faded, and nowadays it is prized by both men and women purely for luck. Tradition holds that in order to bring good fortune a figa must always be a gift.  Our fist is made from dark wood and can be worn by either men or women in need of a lucky break.  Layer it with our other talisman necklaces for maximum potency.  

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more

  • Made by hand in our Brooklyn studio.  
  • Materials: vintage wood and brass charm, gold fill chain and findings.  
  • Measurements: rope chain is 21" and vintage fist charm is 1 3/4" long.  

less
more

See the thumb poking between the second two fingers? In Italy this sign is known as "mano in fica" ("fig-hand"), or "far le fiche" (cunt gesture), for the resemblance to female genitalia.  It was a common and very rude gesture in past centuries but has long since fallen out of use. Notably, a remnant of its usage is found in Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXV).

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