The Eyes Have it

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.

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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."

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