Evil Eye Greek Pareo

Evil Eye Greek Pareo


Μάτιασμα /mátiasma/ The Evil Eye

A long held Greek belief has it, that someone may be affected by mátiasma (or the evil eye as it is commonly known) because of someone else's envious compliment. When affected, the person feels a wreck both physically and psychologically.

An expert in xemátiasma has to tell a special pray to release the person from the spell. To avoid being affected, we, Greeks, use a charm: a blue bead with an eye! Blue was chosen as, tradition has it, blue-eyed people are more likely to cast a mátiasma. Carrying the charm always on or with you protects you from the evil eye.

Designed by the Greek Pareaki brand, the top Greek summerwear designers. Each pareo comes along with a jute cordon in round brass endings serving as a belt, a useful guide with indicative ways of wrapping it and a tag with its unique reference to the Greek culture.

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Blue/black on White Bordeaux/Olive Green on Beige Golden/Blue on White


Natural cotton
115 x 175 cm (45 x 69 in.)

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