The next time you mysteriously fall ill despite a healthy lifestyle, or find yourself falling asleep at your desk without any reason, you might want to check on whether the Evil Eye has cursed you. Many other signs and symptoms might lead to prove that you are under the influence of an Evil Eye. These include yawning without control, shivering, sudden bursts of powerful emotions, and even suicidal thoughts. A curse as well-known as the Evil Eye could be cast by a co-worker, neighbor, or even a friend. It may be out of jealousy, envy, or a strong ill-intent to see you fall from your good fortunes. It might not also have had anything to do with you but the fact that you passed by someone who believed you did not deserve what you have. This curse of the Evil Eye can be cast consciously and also unconsciously without warning.
History down the ages has seen the coming of many talismans, amulets, and charms to ward off this negative energy from other people. One such example is the Nazar Boncuğu or Evil Eye of Turkey. This talisman, placed in front of every house, store, or building for protection, is traditionally a circle or sphere made of ceramic or glass tinted a deep blue. These have the design of a human eye in the center which completes the look of this evil deterrent.
The Nazar Boncuğu is an example of the old Turkish cultural heritage that goes over 3000 years back in time. Only the best artisans were deemed skilled enough to bring out these talismans rendered in glass and other delicate material considered rare during their era. They are also a prized sign of good energy that is faithfully passed down as family heirlooms from generation to generation.
Even today, many homes in Turkey have a couple of rooms with these symbols hanging as wall décor or as a table piece, for good luck and peace of mind. These blue spheres for eyes are traditionally made in varying sizes as long as they resemble the basic look of the Nazar Boncuğu. It is either braided into materials like plastic, jute, and straw or linked to one another with tiny metal rings and short chains. It has gained so much popularity that many imitations of the Nazar Boncuğu have sprung up and are mass-produced all over the world.
Now, these Nazar Boncuğu of Turkey are now much less signs of the country’s cultural heritage and dedication to warding off evil energy; they have now become a trendy phenomenon. The designs of the Nazar Boncuğu are not only copied by production companies to sell fake Turkish Evil Eye charms and talismans. Its design has also been known to be put on jewelry as pretty, chic trinkets. The designs are also seen on models by clothing companies that are ‘inspired’ by it. Sold as cheap trinkets and baubles, if you want the authentic Nazar Boncuğu from Turkey, best you take a wonderful trip to the land yourself.