Evil eye beads (Nazar Boncugu) go back thousands of years. Blue evil eye bead amulets are the most common talisman in Anatolia and may other cultures.
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 is believed evil eye bead gives happiness to the friends, beloved ones and provide protection from the evil eyes, covetous friends and strangers.
Evil eye belief exists in many other cultures. Some of the given names for Evil Eye beads in other cultures are:
- In Azerbaijani, “Göz dəyməsi”
- In Italian, “malocchio”
- In Polish, “złe oko” or “złe spojrzenie”.
- In Portuguese, “mau olhado”, ou “olho gordo”
- In Persian, “Cheshmeh Hasood” or “Cheshme Nazar”