Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Evil Eye in Turkey

Click for Larger Image Turkish Culture has a strong belief about “evil eyes” which is called “Nazar Boncuğu” in Turkish. It’s used to protect themselves against evil associated with envious or covetous eyes.Most common usage in Turkey is on baby clothes , entrance of houses especially on doors, on bags, etc. This ancient belief in Nazar Boncuğu stretches back before recorded history.The Old Testament of the Bible was mentioned and may be descended from the Egyptians and Sumerions beliefs in Mediterranean area and in Indıan sub-continent , evil eye is also well-known in many countries.

Click for larger imagePeople most commonly need evil eyes (Nazar Boncuğu) when they have a baby , a new car , house or a success in business life .They need to protect themselves from Nazar. The protection of the Nazar is used for anything new or likely to attract praise. The belief is that even well-intentioned compliments include a conscious or unconscious dose of envy. And somewhat this resembles the typical blue eyes which was a factor of protecting the user. So that these shows Turkish Culture is strenghten day by day with these beliefs.

If you are in Turkey or you have plans about travelling Turkey you’d better to go and visit Ilyasoglu Evil Eye Store in Eminonu. In addition,you can get these evil eyes from Amazon's Evil Eye Jewelry section.

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