Saturday, September 16, 2006

nazar utarna

Many parents put this black dot somewhere on the child's face to keep away the evil eye or jealousy. Some people who don't want to be so obvious about believing in this suspicion will hide the black dot somewhere, perhaps behind the ear! You will also often see newborn babies with kajal (black eye liner) all over their eyes - this is also to keep away the evil spirits. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Lisi said...

Hi, very good portrait...I've seen those black eyeliners on babies too and now I know why...thanks

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Zsolt72 said...

she is very cute! thank you for the explanation about the black point

2:35 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

She is gorgeous! The eyes have it!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Denton said...

I like the photo and explanation. The black dot seems less risky than black eyeliner which might get in the childs eye. Note that suspicion is everywhere including myself where I often the number 13 when I make a list of items. No need to tempt fate.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think another reason for the kajal eyliner is to prevent eye infections.
The black dot behind the ear was an old custom in Greece also.

4:02 PM  

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