For hundreds of years the ‘Evil Eye’ was used as an amulet to ward of evil intentions such as envy and misfortune.
They are believed to turn back or turn away harm. The Eye consists of concentric blue and white circles (usually, from inside to outside, light blue, white, and dark blue), the staring eyes are supposed to bend the malicious gaze back to the sorcerer. It is believed that if a person is to have blue eyes it is a sign of luck.
The Evil Eye is known by many names throughout history and has spread all the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, Middle East, South and Central Asia and Europe.
The Evil Eye is used in homes, boats, transport, planes and worn as body decoration, especially for babies.