Nazar Bonjuk is a Turkish good-luck "evil eye" charm. It was born of the age-old "evil eye" superstition that one person can cast a spell on another. To prevent this, Turkish artisans created a blue glass "eye" that "looks" straight back at the spell-caster as if to say "I see what you're doing, and you can't get away with it!"

It has no religious significance, and few people really believe in the evil eye superstition anymore. But it's such an enjoyable tradition, and a beautiful little piece of craft-art, that you'll see Nazar Bonjuks all over Turkey--especially on babies. No self-respecting Turkish parents, no matter how worldly or sophisticated, would allow their precious bundle of joy to spend an unguarded moment without a Nazar Bonjuk pinned to its snuggly, sunsuit or diaper.

Nazar Bonjuk evil eye charms are hand-crafted of blown glass in Turkey, and appear in many shapes and sizes.

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