Chiromancy, or palmistry, consists of the practice of evaluating a person`s character or future by reading the palm of that person`s hand.
Various lines ( heart line`, `life line`, etc.) and `mounts` (or bumps) purportedly suggest interpretations by their relative sizes, qualities, and intersections. In some traditions, readers also examine characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints and palmar skin patterns (dermatoglyphics), skin texture and color, shape of the palm, and flexibility of the hand.
This half-size palmistry hand figure, has carved writing, in English, mapping out the lines and mounts. Made of cold cast resin, the hand measures 1 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches long and 3 1/4 inches wide, with the artist`s initials carved into the base of the wrist. It makes a great gift for those interested in the lost art of chiromancy.