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Evil eye seller from Safranbolu


A nazar or evil eye stone (Turkish: nazar boncuğu ) is an amulet that is meant to protect against the evil eye.
It is usually seen in the form of a flattened bead or hanging ornament, made by hand from coloured glass, and used as a necklace, or attached to bracelets or anklets. Typically it is composed of concentric circles or droplet shapes – from inside out: dark blue (or black), light blue (or yellow), white, and dark blue – and is sometimes referred to as blue eye.[citation needed] As well as being worn by people, including babies, it can be seen "protecting" cars, doors, horses and even cell phones.

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