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A sweet little glazed ceramic incense holder for our small chime candles.


Holders are sold in singles.


About the Turkish Blue Eye, also known as the Nazar Boncugu (info from the following link: ABOUT the Evil Eye)

If you find yourself with a sudden run of bad luck, or the target of an envious person, invest in a blue Turkish evil eye. Also known as the Nazar Amulet, or Nazar Boncugu, some use this item as a talisman, while others use it as a good luck charm. Any visitor on a trip to Turkey will see it everywhere, from jewellery shops to offices to homes, and even worn by some as jewellery.

It is the most popular souvenir sold in various forms. Instantly recognizable by its blue, white, and turquoise circles, locals in some places still use it culturally and give at weddings and births. In contrast, others brush it off as pure superstition and use it for symbolic décor or aesthetic purposes only. But what is the meaning and history behind it, and is it worth wearing one?

Nazar Meaning: The meaning is clear in the name. Not that the actual item is evil, but folklore promotes it as something to 'ward off the gaze of misfortune, jealousy, envy, and negative energy such as hate and spite.' Some believe they are talismans, which ward off a curse while bringing blessings and positive energy. For example, when a child is born, they are pure innocence, and the talisman is a protection charm against any negativity that could or may be surrounding them.

History of the Evil Eye: Although it is widely popular in Turkey, it appears in many cultures, including Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, and Hebrew texts of Judaism. There are also Buddhist and Tibetan versions. Some research shows the eye protection first appearing in classical Greece, but other publications suggest its origins lay in North African countries and Egypt. Some connections also compare it to Medusa; after Perseus cut her head off, anyone looking into her mystical eyes, which brimmed with evil energy, turned them to stone. Hence the eye symbolizes that act. The reason for the colour blue is unclear, but in ancient times many Turkish urban legends suggested anyone who had blue eyes was full of evil spirits. Irregardless of that, its cultural importance is significant enough for UNESCO to list the beliefs, practices and craftsmanship on their intangible heritage list. In the Anatolian area of Cappadocia, many trees have the blue sapphire charm hanging off the branches as well.


Essentially, they are meant for GOOD LUCK!

Mini Chime Candle Holder: Evil Eye Amulet

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