Eye Worry Beads
Komboloi also spelled Kompoloi
(Greek: Κομπολόι) is a Greek fidget toy, used to relieve stress and
generally pass time. The modern Greek word Komboloi
(κομπολόι) is derived from the medieval kombologion ("κομβολόγιον"),
a compound of "kombos" (κόμβος) "knot" and "logιο" (λόγιο) "collection" or
Kombolói or kompoloi (Greek: κομπολόι, pronounced [komboˈloj] or
[koboˈloj]) "bead collection"; plural: κομπολόγια pronounced
[ko(m)boˈloja] romanized as kombolóya) is a part of modern Greek culture,
used to relieve stress and generally pass the time.
Modern Greek κομπολόι is derived from medieval Greek κομβολόγιον < κόμβος
"knot" + -λόγιο "collection".
Komboloi worry beads resemble prayer beads, but, unlike them, bear no
religious significance. They are merely an instrument of relaxation and
stress management. In modern times komboloi is also used by people who
want to limit smoking.
Evil Eye Worry Beads
Remedy For Stress
(Evil Eyes), is an object which you
believe has magic powers to protect you or bring you luck. Turkish
people believe that it absorbs bad energy coming from evil eyes. Usually,
no one leaves Turkey without purchasing a blue and
white evil eye charm. No place of business or home
is without one. They come in many styles, from simple to ornate. Usually,
they are made of glass but also can
be made of plastic. Legend has it that it protects you from "bad
luck". "Bad luck" translates into evil or harm wished upon you from
another. When a child is born, an evil eye is
pinned to the garment on his or her right back shoulder
for protection from
other people's evil wishes.
The origin of the Greek komboloi is
debated. It may derive from the komboskini used by Orthodox monks or the
Islamic Misbaha. Armenians also have their own worry beads which serve the
same purpose as the komboloi and are also non-religious in nature.
Length 26 cm ( 10" )
Bead Size 10 mm
Little over 3/8