The Mati originates from the Greek word for “evil eye.”
With its roots planted in Ancient Greece, the concept of the evil eye is widespread, believed across various cultures & religions including Islam, Buddhism & Hinduism. It is believed the gaze of jealous eyes can bring misfortune upon the one who is being stared at, even if it is not intentional.
A Mati pendant is worn in order to invoke good spirits and to protect ourselves from evil. The pendant can be hung anywhere, or worn by anyone.