New Orleans Gypsy Mano Figa Amulets
The concept of the Evil
Eye is universal and may have been transported through cultures
with the movements of the Romany, or Gypsies, over the centuries.
The Evil Eye is based on the belief that someone may be
able to negatively influence another person or thing simply
by looking at him or her. In some areas it is said you have
been "overlooked" if you are affected by the Evil
Eye; in Ireland, among Irish Travellers, the term is "blinked."
Spiritual people believe that certain rituals can bring them peace, protection and relieve them from stress. This could be hanging a dream catcher over their bed to catch bad omens for example, or wearing peace bracelets. But those who are not strongly connected to their third eye may prefer to relax with less spiritual ways, like taking a bath, playing foxy bingo or reading. However, for voodoo believers, many are fearful of the Evil Eye; myth has it that whoever has the evil eye can negatively influence another person simply by staring at them.
A glance from one with the Evil Eye may cause a cow to stop
giving milk, chickens to stop laying eggs, a field to go
barren, the failure of business or marriage, children to
become ill, or even death.
The Kalderasi Gypsies of Albania wore bright blue beads
which they painted with the likeness of an eye; these came
in all shapes and sizes. All these were believed to turn
back the evil upon the sender. The placement of the eye
in the center of an open hand was a strong deterrent to
evil sendings. The Italian Gypsies took to calling these
amulets "Mano Figo" as they were similar to the
popular amulets of ancient Rome that served the dual purpose
of turning aside evil luck and aiding the fertility of the
Each Gypsy Mano Figo Amulet is a handmade, limited edition
item offered exclusively by Bianca's House of Voodoo. Supplies
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