A symbol of protection in cultures all over the world, the “Evil Eye” refers to both the protection Talisman and the curse of which it protects from. Many cultures believe a malevolent glare, a cross look from an enemy or detractor, can lead to misfortune and injury. Evil Eye talismans are used to ward away this threat. It has been a prominent symbol in areas such as Africa, Greece, Morocco, Egypt (really all over the Mediterranean world) for centuries. In Africa, the symbol is used in many forms of jewelry, and when combined with the vibrant shapes and colors of that continent, you have a piece of wearable artwork that benefits a wide array of wardrobes and wrist stacks. African trading beads were used as a pan-African form of currency between the 16th and 20th centuries and have since been featured often in African aesthetics. Major Features: A 8mm glass eye bead surrounded by multiple 3-4mm African trading beads. Red Leather trimmings.