Blue Evil Eye, locally called nazar, is one of the most popular souvenir items from Turkey. It is easily recognizable through its eye shape and blue color.
The Blue Evil Eye was originally used as an amulet to protect the wearer from the bad curse. Today, it is used for aesthetic rather than superstitious reasons.
Celebrities, like Bard Pitt and Rihanna, have been photographed wearing the evil eye amulet.
Aside from the amulets, the blue evil eye design is also used in key chains, refrigerator magnets, bags, bracelets, and other souvenir items.
Best gifts for: Family, friends, co-workers
Portable level: Easy to manage
Price range: TRY3 – 175 (US$1 -50)
Where to buy
– Grand Bazaar
– Almost all souvenir shops