This cheerful bracelet is also called “nazar boncuğu”. A nazar is an amulet in the shape of an eye, which according to Turkish folk belief, is said to protect against the evil eye. The small versions are worn as jewelry and the large ones are hung on the wall in a highly visible manner (preferably on the wall opposite an entrance or a door), to serve as a clear opposition to the “evil one.”
A nice meaningful gift to give or receive!
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