Isn’t this purse a total hoot? The evil eye surrounded by all those peacock eyes, the rhinestones and gold are just so much glittery fun. The purse is gorgeous in a bizarre kind of way.

I read once that the many renditions of the evil eye are blue because ill-willed beings lived in the oceans. The blue eye was a way of turning the envious destroyer right back into the ocean.

When I was growing up, my mother often recited her mother’s and grandmother’s Yiddish incantation against the evil eye. “Kennahara!” (no evil eye) she would say if anything positive was voiced, lest the jealous evil eye steal health, advanced age, a birth, a new home, beauty even.

Kind of curious to have a purse that draws attention to its own sumptuousness while simultaneously warding off  jealousy.

Gotta have it? Head on over to Ebay.


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