Nazar charms

Nazar Bead is a Turkish good-luck “evil eye” charm. It was born of the age-old “evil eye” superstition that one person can cast a spell on another. To prevent this, Turkish artisans created a blue glass “eye” that “looks” straight back at the spell-caster as if to say “I see what you’re doing, and you can’t get away with it!” It has no religious significance, but it’s such an enjoyable tradition, and a beautiful little piece of craft-art, that you’ll see Nazar Beads all over Turkey.