Mati (Evil eye) Hanging Decoration
Faceted Glass Teardrop & Octagon Hanging Suncatcher, Iron Bell Wind Chime, with Jump Ring
Size: about 11.81 inch(300mm) long, chain: 0.08 inch(2mm) wide, hole: 0.39 inch(10mm), pendant: 8.27×1.56×0.96 inch(210×39.5×24.5mm).
Far from being a curse, the little thumbnail-sized piece of colored glass was a traditional good luck charm. The purpose of the ‘mati’, a schematic representation of an eye, is to ward off the envious gaze, which, confusingly, is also known in Greek as ‘mati’.