|New Ravenna Mosaics|
The Evil Eye, long a symbol of luck, as in keeping the evil spirits away, crosses many cultural and religious backgrounds. It's deeply rooted in history, but more importantly ~ I like the way it looks. It intrigues me; simple yet knowing.
Artist Sebastian Bergne in conjunction with Giana & Gino created an evil eye vessel collection using the ancient Turkish Iznik quartz ceramics and Swarovski's "Crystal Rocks" elements. It is being introduced in a limited edition of 250.
Artist/ designer Guiseppe Vigano created a striking black and white lacquered bedside line, appropriately called, The Eye Collection.
|via Interior Design|
In the traditional Moroccan culture, as in other cultures, the triangle (embellished or not) represents the eye. The 5-sided star is a good luck symbol as well. Today these symbols are often woven into textiles, rugs, baskets, and the like; much as they have been for centuries. Who are we to tamper with tradition? (Weird, but I hear the song "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof playing in my head suddenly)
Do you like this symbol as a decorative element? It also happens to make a great piece of jewelry. "I'm just saying."