Red String 0.5" Circle of Life With Evil Eye Macrame Bracelet

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The red string bracelet is most commonly associated with Kabbalah, however, this practice is an ancient one in religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. The reasons are shrouded in mythological mist in many countries, yet the reasons are quite similar, and represents the desire to ward off negative energies. Red has been a color used throughout history and is a symbol of blood, of protection. It has had a long standing tradition in human history for many different occasions. It is defined more so by attachments that culture puts on them. In ancient times, the color red was painted on front doors and animals as a form of protection against the evil eye (a gaze or stare that is superstitiously believed to cause material harm). Ancient warriors used to paint their weapon in red for the same reason before entering battle.

he evil eye is a look given to inflict harm, suffering, or some form of bad luck on the person that it is cast upon. Giving someone “the evil eye” is a look which clearly states that one intends for something bad to happen to the other person, either out of jealousy or pure malice. It is believed by many cultures that the look is powerful enough to bring about actual disaster for the unfortunate person that is the receiver of the glare.

In many cultures, excessive praise or receiving admiration beyond what is truly deserved can bring upon the scorn of the evil eye, which was believed to cause physical and mental illness. Ashkenazi Jews believe that excessive praise causes a vulnerability to the evil eye, and will repeat a Yiddish phrase, “Keyn aynhoreh!” meaning “no evil eye” in order to protect against it.