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 large 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 large Bodoms are about 32mm high and 39mm wide with a 5mm hole. They are the ancient mustard yellow with dark ‘evil eye’ designs. You would receive one of the Bodoms in the second photo. If you have a preference please contact us.