Evil Eye Decor: Unraveling The Mystery Behind Evil Eye Turkish Coffee Cups

Evil Eye Decor: Unraveling The Mystery Behind Evil Eye Turkish Coffee Cups


Turkish culture is rich and diverse shaped by Anatolian, Central Asian, and Islamic influences. Turkish coffee is one of the most prominent elements of Turkish culture. Although coffee is not grown in Turkey, Turkish coffee is very well-known across the world. Moreover, having Turkish coffee encapsulates a few other special cultural elements such as the evil eye Turkish coffee cups and fortune telling once you finish your coffee.

In this post, we are revealing something that you can’t miss about Turkish coffee tradition, the mystery of evil eye Turkish coffee cups. At the end of the article, you will learn a lot of interesting things about Turkish culture and the evil eye symbol on coffee cups.

What Is Evil Eye?

The evil eye is a belief that a malevolent or jealous glare can bring about a curse on the person who does something good or who is in good condition. 

The belief in the evil eye is a very old one. It dates back to the prehistoric times. The historical records also show that the amulets (Nazar beads or eye beads) have been used for about 5000 years to protect people against evil eyes.

The culture is shared in many parts of the world such as the Middle East, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Mediterranean region, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Many people in those regions believe that an evil eye will bring bad luck, misfortune, or injury to the receiver of the look.

People who believe in this supernatural phenomenon have pursued some measures to protect themselves from an evil eye. In Arab culture, based on Islam, people say “mashallah” after or before a compliment so that the other person avoids the evil eye. In Brazil, they use a plant called “rue” in their rooms to avoid misfortune caused by the evil eye.

Nazar amulets are one of the most widespread measures to ward off the evil eye. Both the Islamic expression “mashallah” and the glass beads “nazar boncuğu” are widely used in Turkish culture. Particularly, the evil eye symbol is part of vibrant art as well as being a part of a supernatural belief.

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Turkish Culture And The Belief of Evil Eye

The evil is locally called “nazar” in Turkish. It is believed that bad luck or misfortune might arise from an envious look, words, or even thought. Nazar boncuk (amulet with blue eye colors) is one popular way to protect from the evil eye.

Apart from the glass beads, the symbol is used in various ways. For example, they use the amulet symbol on everyday items such as their cars, mobile phone cases, book covers, entrance doors...etc. They think the symbol deflects negativity. 

Evil Eye Symbol On Turkish Coffee Cups

As you might already know, Turkish coffee is a delicious drink with cultural value, and it is a good way to get together with your friends or family. If you are drinking Turkish coffee with someone, they must be significant people in your life, and so is the time you spend with them. 

Though they might come in various designs and colors, Turkish coffee cups with evil eye décor on are very popular nowadays. The amulet design is of artistic value and many people particularly love handmade Evil Eye Turkish coffee cups or Evil Eye coffee mug designs. 

In addition to the aesthetic beauty, some supernatural beliefs might be at play, too. It is quite possible that Turkish people think their good relationships (with friends, family members, partners…etc) could be subject to the evil eye of other people around.

What BSK Ceramics Offers You?

BSK Ceramics is a small company producing and selling beautiful ceramic products. We produce handmade cups and mugs with traditional or personalized decors on them. We conduct the production form clay to the final form.

If you are interested in Turkish culture, and if you love to drink coffee with people you love, take a look at our Nazar series to keep the evil eyes away from you while sipping on your coffee.