Monday, 28 March 2011

28.03.2011



Needles
photographic documentation
Firenze 
28.03.2011
17.02h




... "With the evil eye, as with everything else, prevention is better than cure, so precautions are taken by parents that their children shall not deochiat. 
.... The nail, needle, and knife, being of iron, keep off evil spirits in general, not the evil eye in particular."


..."The natives weave their hair into fantastic shapes. If a person has very fine hair, he puts a few thorns in it to keep off the evil eye. Should the evil eye fall on his hair, his head would break out in sores."...






Source: The Evil Eye: A Case Book, Ed. Alan Dundes; University of Wisconsin Press, 1981, 1992
pp 126_Evil Eye in Roumania, by A. Murgoci
pp 136_ Jettatura and the Evil Eye, by Giuseppe Pitr√®
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