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Merhaba! Hi!

Welcome to The Nazar Bazaar, a captivating journey crafted by the hands of Emrah and Elena Akbaş, a husband and wife team whose story spans continents and cultures.

Emrah, born and raised in Izmir, Turkey, and I, Elena, a Texan from San Antonio, have come together to share a unique vision. Our bond, our love, and our shared passion have brought forth The Nazar Bazaar, where tradition, craftsmanship, and protection converge.

Inspired from my very first trip to Emrah's home country, The Nazar Bazaar was born! Our desire to support Emrah's community and preserve the beauty of Turkish culture leaves us no other option but to exclusively showcase Evil Eye pieces handcrafted by artisans, makers, and small businesses in Turkey. In an effort to always bring new and exciting pieces for our customers, we are on a constant hunt for new talents to support in Turkey: we have been so fortunate to create a network of passionate people ranging from small businesses to solo hobbyists. By embracing their artistry and traditions, we aim to keep the heartbeat of Emrah's heritage alive.

Our commitment goes beyond borders as we personally curate and acquire these treasures in advance, ensuring a meticulously selected stock right here in the heart of the USA. That's right, all orders ship right here from San Antonio, TX meaning a fast arrival time and attentive, tailored customer service for all of our customers!

As you explore our collection, remember that each piece is more than an ornament – it's a testament to the essence of protection, peace, and a tradition that goes back thousands of years. May every piece you choose bring you peace and protection!

In short, thank you all for joining us on this journey. Together, we're bridging continents, cherishing heritage, and sharing the magic of the Nazar.

Forever grateful,

Emrah & Elena Akbas
Founders, The Nazar Bazaar


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