‘Mati’ is one of Bord De L’ Eau most popular collections of lucky charms, believed to have the power to protect from jealousy and negative energy.
The evil eye, known as μάτι Mati, ‘eye’, as an apotropaic visual device, is known to have been a fixture in Greece dating back to at least the 6th century BC, when it commonly appeared on drinking vessels. In Greece, the evil eye is cast away through the process of xematiasma (ξεμάτιασμα), whereby the ‘healer’ silently recites a secret prayer.
Traditionally, hanging or displaying a Mati over doorways and entryways is common, so everyone who enters the home is protected. Mati wall hangings are also a good idea for both home and office interiors to ensure wealth and prosperity.
The symbolic representation of the eye is to attract the viewers’ attention immediately upon entering the premises and neutralizes any negative energy they may have come with. The evil eye balances the emotions of the viewer and creates harmony and peace. Thus neutralizing any negative energy and converting it into positive energy which uplifts the environment and energy of one’s home or office.
Apart from its symbolic use, Mati is distinguished among other evil eye talismans for its minimal and holistic design. A Mati will usually have a blue eye with a circle of darker blue around it. Blue is the color representing the beautiful sky and sea around Greece. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.
Circle in a Circle symbolizes the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement. The circle is a basic symbol of protection, defense against chaos, formlessness. To the ancient Greeks the circle was a symbol of the divine symmetry and balance in nature; the eternal Circle of Life.
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