Handmade in Turkey. Unlike other versions of Evil Eye products that are mostly kept as "home decor" this is the one comes everywhere with you to protect you from the "evil eyes". The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. It is INTENDED to protect the persons around it from the envious looks cast on them or their belongings. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look. The "evil eye" is also known as "Hayn al-hased" and "mal de ojo." The idea expressed by the term causes many cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily the Middle East. The idea appears several times in translations (Tirgumim) of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief between many Mediterranean tribes and cultures: It started in Classical Greece and later passed to ancient Rome. Throughout Turkey, you'll see blue, yellow, and white ornaments which look roughly like an eye. They are often displayed in shops, houses, and even on vehicles. It's believed that some people have power in their looks that can harm other people, domestic animals, goods, and properties. To have the "evil eye" is not the person's fault, it can come upon anyone. Once a person has the "evil eye" he or she can unintentionally bring harm to whoever or whatever he or she looks at. It's also believed that this power comes from the eyes, the two exit points of the soul. This ornament is worn or displayed as a protector from that "evil eye."