Laughing Buddha Evil Eye Keyring
Hotei is known as the god of contentment and happiness, guardian of children and the patron of bartenders. He is always depicted as have a big belly, and a happy face. Thus in the western world has become known as the fat Buddha, lucky Buddha, happy Buddha, or laughing Buddha. Hotei is actually a Japanese depiction of a reincarnation of a Buddha, namely Miroku Bodhisattva. Hotei is often depicted carrying a large cloth bag, which is used to feed the poor and needy. He is also often depicted with a chinese fan, which is believed to represent his ability to grant wishes. Hotei is depicted in a number of different ways, one of which includes a depiction with Children, which is said to bring about a happy marriage filled with many children..
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".
The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily in West Asia. The idea appears several times in translations of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye are a common sight across Greece, Turkey, Albania, Egypt, Iran, Iran, Israel, Morocco, Southern Italy (Naples), the Levant, and Afghanistan and have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists.
Dimensions 110 x 30 x 0.5 (w x h x d)