Evil eye beads (Nazar Boncugu) go back thousands of years. Blue glass evil eye bead amulets are the most common talisman in Anatolia to stop the evil eye.
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, evil eye bead gives happiness to the friends and the beloved ones. 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”