This May Catch Your (Evil) Eye
While you may have been seeing “evil eyes” all over the fashion world more recently, the concept of the evil eye is believed to date back as far as the 8th century BC.
The “evil eye” is actually a curse that supposedly befalls those who receive a malignant look from others, traditionally inspired by jealousy (yikes).
The physical amulet that you are accustomed to seeing on accessories and shoes is actually a representation of the talisman created to ward off the “evil eye” itself, though it is also referred to as an evil eye. You still with me?
The belief in this curse and production of the evil eye talismans has spread over various religions and periods, though heavily centered in West Asia and Islamic culture. It has only been since the mid 20th century that the evil eye has reached popularity in Western culture.
All that to say, whether you are aware of the history and magical protection it supposedly offers, decking yourself out in these elaborate eyes has a plethora of benefits.
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