Coloured beads and evil eye detailed keyring ~ The Evil Eye, or Nazar, commonly known as the Nazar boncugu, is a beautiful bead, it can be used as a protective talisman, the 'Nazar boncugu' originated in Turkey.
Although the nazar is attributed to Turkey in a small village where it originated, the symbol goes back about 3000 years ago. It is said that the nazar boncugu can be traced to ancient Egypt, where the eye of the God Osiris was believed to have protective powers. From this grew the idea of the Benevolent Eye...It is not culturally or religiously sensitive as it is popular in many countries including Middle Eastern Countries and Pakistan.
The idea is that if someone gives you the evil eye, the nazar can ward it away. The symbol is one that has become famous and instantly recognised worldwide and used on many household and decorative items.