Modernist Aluminum Pin or Brooch fashioned in the shape of a human hand in an open position with a spiral in the palm. The Hamsa or open hand, as this pin is, will give its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune.
This pin is made of lightweight, smooth textured metal in a lucid industrial method of aluminum jewelry making that was popular from the 1970's through the 1980's. The pin is unsigned but was a popular design, with the spiral in the palm, that could be attributed to any of the modernist designers that were working exclusively in aluminum in the middle part of the 20th century. One such designer was Glen Yank of NYC who designed and sold his jewelry through his Zack Attack Zak Attak shop in New York City. This piece of jewelry and others I have listed, also in aluminum, were purchased in the late 1980's in Seattle, WA.
The pin measures 3 1/4" long and 2" wide and weighs a mere .6 ounces. It is wonderful vintage condition with very minor surface blemishes. The clasp is in good working condition.