Nazar Boncugu Necklace
The Nazar Boncuğu, or “eye bead”, is a part of an amuletic and artistic practice from Turkey, Greece, Persia, India, Pakistan and the surrounding regions. It’s design has changed little over thousands of years, dating back to the earliest traditions of glass moulding. Despite persecution, the tradition of glassmaking has survived, to ensure that the evil eye can continue to perform its protective service over the people who carry it on their person.
Handmade glass beads from Turkey, enamel work, 1.5 18K micron gold plating over nickel and lead free bronze.
Total length of the necklace is 40cm. Each glass bead is 8mm. Each hand clasp is 2.5cm. Eye pendant 1.5cm x 1cm.