In Africa, these Bodom beads are held in the highest esteem and usually only worn for celebrations, funerals, and are often buried with the dead. There is much folklore about their magical powers as well.
These bodoms have the ‘evil eye’. The belief in the ‘evil eye’ dates back thousands of years. It is one of the strongest symbolic symbols in the world. Wearing an evil eye as an amulet is believed to protect the wearer from evil forces. The evil eye has symbolism in practically every country in the world and every religion. Very powerful stuff!
These impressive beads are still being made today in the same painstaking and labour intensive way as the ancestors. To see these beads being made please check out the blog, the Bodom.
These Bodom Bead are squashed bicone shaped and are about 2mmH x 3mmW . These medium beads are taupe, black and rust red with ‘evil eye’ designs. The hole is about .5 mm. The beads have a rough, earthy, organic feel to them.
Please note these are contemporary beads made with heirloom powder glass that the Bead Maker said is rare.
Please contact us and let us know which colour/colours you would like … We are displaying only 3 of these beads but there might be more but they will have slight variations so if you would like a specific colour please contact us and we will send you a photo …. Right now there is 6 sand colour, 3 red and 1 black left. (Feb3/21)