Turkish Evil Eye Pendants - Nazar Boncugu
Throughout the whole human history, in every culture and religion, the eye figure has been considered as a powerful talisman to defy evil forces.
The Turkish Evil Eye Pendants or the "nazar boncugu" is the Turkish means of keeping at bay the ills brought on by envious and greedy eyes. The evil eye bead gives protection and brings luck to all. The Nazar is hung in homes, offices, cars, children's clothing, or incorporated in jewellery and ornaments.
Called "Nazar Boncugu" in Turkey, the Nazar, also known as the Evil Eye Stone is a talisman meant to ward off evil and provide protection to the wearer in all aspects of their life. Why is most interesting is that it isn't a folk thing or a rare sighting to see someone wearing it, but it is a prevalent part of Turkish culture. Turkish talisman Nazar Boncugu, is an object which you believe has magic powers to protect you or bring you good luck.Turkish people believe that it absorbs bad energy coming from evil eyes.
Usualy noone leaves Turkey without purchasing a blue and white nazar boncugu (evil eye charm). You can find them everywhere in Turkey.
Legend said Nazar is something who protects you from "bad luck". Bad luck translates into evil or harm wished upon you from another. People believes that the Evil Eye is a curse, given intentionally or unintentionally by someone else.
The one who bestows the curse is said to look upon, and soon to be afflicted by a person with an evil look, and misfortune will come to those caught in the gaze. Nazar are often given as gifts to friends who have just a baby, or moved into a new house, though sometimes they are given to foreigner as protection during their stay in Turkey.
When a child is born, an evil eye is pinned to the garment on his or her right back shoulder for protection from other people's evil wishes. No place of business or home is without one. They come in many styles, from simple to ornate. Usually, they are made of glass but also can be made of plastic.