Chunky Vintage Persian Blue Faience Donkey Bead and Gold Bracelet
Make a bold statement this holiday season with this beautiful and bold Persian blue and gold statement bracelet. I just made this fantastic, versatile bracelet available again as I was able to get more of these amazing old Middle Eastern faience beads.
These beads are called donkey beads and are made by residents in rural areas of many Middle Eastern countries as good luck charms for their donkeys. These beads are also displayed in the windshields of trucks and cars in urban areas as a good luck talisman against the Evil Eye. The evil eye is the name for a sickness or misfortune transmitted, usually without intention, by someone who is envious, jealous, or covetous. The evil eye belief is that a person can harm you, your children, your house, your health, etc. by looking at you with envy or praising you. The evil eye can be done out of love and unintentionally so it does not always have "evil" intentions attached to it. The cultures that believe in this superstition all blame the eye as the source of this kind of "evil." Most researchers in this field believe that the eye was chosen because of its intrusive nature. It is said to be the windows to the soul so not only is the act of seeing an intrusion by itself but also the eye itself becomes a way to look into a person.
So when you wear this piece not only is it a fashionable piece of jewelry, but a piece of art with a story behind it! This great bracelet will be your go to piece year round and it would make a great gift too! I can add a cross or heart or spiral, etc. to it if you want to give it as a meaningful gift. Just let me know when you place your order.
November 13, 2017 — Kelly Conedera