"Nazar Boncuk – The Evil Eye!" Evil Eye Tip by H-TownJourneyman

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Nazar Boncuk – The Evil Eye! - Istanbul
 
 

One common sight you will see all over Turkey is jewelry & decorations incorporating this blue eye symbol. Nazar Boncuk, as it is called, is actually thought to defend against, and absorb evil energy. Commonly it is used in necklaces and bracelets, as well as amulets hung on walls in homes and places of business. It is also tradition to immediately place one in some form on a newborn baby, as to protect it from sickness or harm.

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  • Written Feb 18, 2007
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