The Evil Eye Bead - Nazar Boncugu Documentary
This thousands of years old talisman continues to fight against the evil eye all over the world.

" Por favor no eches mal de ojo, para conseguirlo, vaya al trabajo " - " Nazar etme ne olur, çaliº senin de olur "

In Turkey, 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 " Nazar Bonjouk " or " Evil Eye " 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 charms on hand to give to guests, hang an evil eye near their door in the home or office. Evil eyes are worn, in the form of jewelry; evil eye bracelets, evil eye necklaces, evil eye anklets, gold or silver evil eye charms and pendants, blue evil eye decorative talismans, evil eye earrings - rings and plenty of evil eye ethnic jewelry sets. Here it is a real evil eye bead paradise.

Le mauvais oil, c'est la capacité de faire, volontairement ou involontairement, du tort a des personnes en dégageant une énergie négative, énergie qui est «jetée» par l'oil – d'ou le mot napolitain «jettatura» (jetage de sort) et son dérivé «jettatore» (jeteur de sort).

The Reflections of an Ancient Anatolian Belief on Glass
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 Boncugu say " Masallah " - " 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.
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The blue evil eyes 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.
Germen Driver with Nazar Boncugu just before Race
Nick Heidfeld / German Driver / F-1 Istanbul Grand Prix 2006 / © Planet Internet
Nazar Boncugu Talisman Master
All those glass evil eye beads would make you feel as if you are being pursued. It is as if secret eyes are following the life and the people. Since then the people have been attaching this evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from evil. 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 turkish oya needle lace works, evil eye - nazar worry beads...The blue evil eye beads might be looking as if trying to say,
"Don't bother... Everything is all right..."
Evil Eye Jewelry
The eye that has began its journey from Egypt 5000 years ago,continues its trip within the human adventure with the shiny beads of Anatolian evil eye bead masters.
It 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.
Evil Eye Home Protector
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
9.90 USD
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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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