The evil eye is a curse or legend believed to be cast by a evil, malicious glare, usually given to a person when they are not aware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause bad luck or injury.
Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". Many Talismans can be found at the bottom of this page.
The idea expressed by"The Evil Eye" causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily in West Asia. The idea appears multiple times in Jewish rabbinic literature. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye, are a common sight across Armenia, Albania, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Palestine, Morocco, southern Spain, Italy, Greece, the Levant, Afghanistan, Syria, and Mexico,
The Greeks were even known to have painted eyes on the front of their boats to protect them from misfortune. But perhaps one of the most obvious examples of a society obsessed with the power of the eyes is Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians used cosmetics such as the dark powder kohl to outline the eyes to prevent the evil from entering them, and drawings of eyes were used as protection in tombs and on death shrouds
The most common talisman/charm is the Nazar Boncuk (or Turkish Eye Bead), an "eye", often set on a blue background. It stares back at the world to ward off evil eye and keep you safe from harm. Since then the people have been attaching this Turkish evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from the evil eyes. From the new-born babies to their horses or even to the doors of their homes