What's Evil Eye (Nazar Boncugu)?

Kaan Çağlar
31 March, 2016

Nazar boncugu is believed to protect people from envy and negative energy. It is usually hung at the entrance of homes to catch a glance of the visitor as they enter the residence. Turkish people believe that everyone has some negative energy, and this energy could possibly cause some bad things to occur even if the people don't have any bad intentions. It's a superstition, and many people use nazar boncugu as a jewelry. It's widely accepted in the culture, and many people even buy nazar boncugu to each other as a gift.

Nazar Boncugu Superstition Local Culture
Kaan Çağlar

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