“The Evil Eye Bead Amulet or Turkish Blue Glass
~Nazar Boncugu

This thousands of years old talisman continues to fight against the evil eye all over the world.

In Turkey, wherever you look, you’ll meet plenty of eyes looking at you. It is common in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a " Blue Glass Nazar Boncugu ( bonjouk ) " or " Evil Eye Bead " as it is more widely known. People hang a small evil eye amulet from the rear view mirror of their car, keep several small evil eye beads or charms on hand to give to guests, hang an evil eye near their door in the home or office. Glass evil eyes are worn, in the form of jewelry; evil eye bracelets, evil eye necklaces, evil eye anklets, gold or silver evil eye charms and pendants, blue evil eye talismans, evil eye earrings – rings and plenty of evil eye ethnic jewelry sets. Here it is a real evil eye bead paradise.

The evil eye bead gives protection and brings luck to all.
With its warm blue, the shine it has derived from the fire and the smiling face that’s a typical feature of the Anatolian people, it gives happiness to the friends and the beloved ones.

The Reflections of an Ancient Anatolian Belief on Glass :(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.
Blue evil eye beads of Turkey – Nazar Boncugu say " Mashallah " –
" God has willed it ".

Belief in the evil eyes is strongest in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region; it has also spread to other areas, including northern Europe, particularly in the Celtic regions, and the Americas, where it was brought by European colonists and Middle Eastern immigrants.
The evil eye bead – nazar boncugu – masters, with their eyes focused on the glass work with their steel rods fast but without any hurry.

The blue evil eye beads of Anatolia that has been smiling for thousands of years, are eager to meet with the eyes of the new world. it is also known in most languages :

>In english as " bad eye ", " evil eye ", " evil look "-
>in French " Mauvais Oeil " –
>in German " böse Blick " –
>in Arabic " ayin hasad " (eye of envy) –
>in Armenian " pasternak " –
>in Yiddish " aynore or ahore " from Hebrew " ayin harac " –
>in Hungarian " szemmel verés " (“beating with eyes”) –
>in Polish " oko proroka " (" the eye of the prophet ") –
>in Sicilian " jettatura " (“casting”) .
>in Brazilian Portuguese has " olho gordo " (“fat eye”) or " quebranto “(”breaker") –
>in Spanish " mal de ojo " (the eye’s curse)-
>in Irish " droch-shuil " –
>in Greek " matiasma "or " mati “someone refers to the act of cursing someone with the evil eye.”


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