Nazar Boncugu or Blue Glass Evil Eye Bead
Amulet against EVIL EYES.
This thousands of years old talisman continues to fight against the evil eye all over the world.

In Turkey or Greece, 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 (Nazar boncuk) or The 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 evil eye 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 bracelet, evil eye necklace, evil eye anklet, gold or silver evil eye charms and evil eye pendant, evil eye earring - ring and blue evil eye talisman. Here it is a real evil eye bead paradise.
Original Turkish Evil Eye Bead The Evil Eye Bead Master The Evil Eye Bead with Horse Shoe
The Evil Eye Bead Furnace the people have been attaching this bead to everything they wished to protect from evil eyes. Pine wood furnaces for evil eye beads
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 evil eye bead master.
Pine wood furnace and Eye Bead Master 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 Boncuk say " Mash allah " - " 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
At almost every stages of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magic objects called talismans to defy evil forces or protection against evil eyes. Evil eye charms with letters, numbers or abstract signs have survived to this day. Even the modern religions with a single god have their own symbols. One of these symbols we find in almost every culture and faith for thousands of years... It's the figure of eye...
It was believed that, this eye saw all the wickedness in the world and removed poverty and ignorance. When Horus opened its eyes the world was enlightened, when he closed, it became dark. From Egypt, the eye talisman had spread to the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe.

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 " - Yiddish " aynore or ahore " from Hebrew " ayin harac " - Hungarian " szemmel verés " ("beating with eyes") - Polish " oko proroka " (" the eye of the prophet ") - Sicilian " jettatura " ("casting") . 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.
All those Turkish glass evil eye charms - nazar boncugu - would make you feel as if you are being pursued. It is as if secret eyes are following the life and the people.

Turkish evil eye beads

Since then the people have been attaching this evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from evil eyes. From the new-born babies to their horses or even to the doors of their homes... Evil eyes - nazar boncugu keychains, evil eye cellphone charms, evil eye jewellery, evil eye - nazar worry beads...
blue evil eye beads might be looking as if trying to say,
"Don't bother... Everything is all right..."
The people that deal with and have devoted themselves to the eye beads, strive to explain and convey this tradition and symbol to the other people. While exporting the glass evil eye bead and eye figured gift objects to 60 countries all over the world, they want to share the positive power of the blue eye with all mankind... With an understanding beyond any religious belief...
Authentic Turkish Evil Eye Bead Master and Old Furnace
Authentic Evil Eye Bead Masters. These masters of glass produce the magic objects of a universal belief with an amazing technique. The 3000 years old antique Mediterranean glass art lives in these eye bead furnaces with its every detail. After so many years in front of the gleaming fire, the masters turn into suffering dervishes.In the compartments of the furnace, there is liquid glass that has taken the colour of the fire. Soon this liquid will be enlivened by the skilled hands of the evil eye bead masters.
Turkish Evil Eye Bead Merchant
The Covered Bazaar of Istanbul is one of the largest shopping centres on the world. Here, there are plenty of shops selling glass evil eye beads only. The eye bead and the objects with the eye bead figure attract great interest from the tourists. They also believe that it prevents bad luck and brings good luck. That's why they are so interested in glass eye beads and the objects that have this symbol. The blue evil eye bead amulets are in a creative collaboration with the other decorative arts in Istanbul. To decorate something, the first item you think of is the eye beads or their figure. Either the eye beads decorate an object or they are decorated by some other objects for evil eye protection.
Michael Schumacher / / F-1 Istanbul Grand Prix 2005
Turkish Evil Eye Bead Merchant
Michael Schumacher / / F-1 Istanbul Grand Prix 2005
This documentary tells the colourful story of the evil eye bead and the last glass masters of this great tradition.
Evil Eye Bead Nazar Boncugu Documentary VCD
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Excellent overview of the history of the Nazar Boncugu ( Evil Eye Bead ) and the making of handcrafted Nazar Boncugu today. Narrated in English and includes subtitled interviews with local crafts people. Half-hour length.
The CD is in the VCD, or Video CD, format. Many DVD players are VCD compatible. Also runs on Windows Media Player through a computer CD Drive. English-Turkish. Written by
Kemal Güzelsin
Directed by Ali Akyuz
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