Monday, May 2, 2011

Evil Eye Bracelets


Since I was little these bracelets have been a familiar thing I have seen, I suppose its because between my aunt and grandmother I'm not sure who was more superstitious. Much like with the Q-Ray bracelet, this piece of jewelery was meant to give the wearer the power of warding off the "evil eye." From country to country the "evil eye" has very different meanings.
In Mediterranean cultures, the evil eye apparently has the power to deem you sterile, so men are scared out of their wits. In Latin America, the evil eye brings about fevers and other physical ailments. Often made of deep-blue stained glass, these evil eye charms have also been known to be made up of small detailed mirrors, or some are made simply with a piece of thread.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, I don't remember ever seeing these before.

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