This bracelet encapsulates many elements of inspiration, the mati, gold, shell and pearl...all materials that feature thought Greece naturally and in architecture and objects. The mati is something I have known from my childhood where my Greek Grandmother (Yaya) would pin a tiny mati onto my baby singlet to protect me from the 'evil eye' and keep me safe. The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware and may cause misfortune or injury.Talismans such as the Greek mati were created to protect against the evil eye. I fell in love with all of the stunning Mati that are cemented in the doorways and steps of the old Greek houses especially on the tiny islands, they are such beautiful icons visually and spiritually.
Athena protection bracelet.