Nazar Boncuk

The Nazar Boncuk, or Greek eye, is a lucky charm that tells us a lot about the history of Turkey.

Before invading this region, the Turks were a nomadic people from Central Asia. Just as the Mongols adopted Buddhism, the Turks converted to Islam. The fact remains that all these nomads previously had a common religion: Tengrism.

It is from this belief system that Nazar Boncuk comes. Symbolizing the eye of Tengri, the sky god father of... See more Voir plus