Good looks, good fortune, and good health particularly attract the evil eye according to Islamic traditional beliefs. The person possessing the evil eye just needs to look at others to cause harm for them. To protect a house and family from this misfortune, Iranians believe in burning incense, wearing amulets, and hanging these so-called Esfand.
What you need
- Two branches, chopsticks, or any other kind of wooden sticks
- Three different colors of ribbon
Step 1: Cross the two sticks and bind them together with the first ribbon via a transom knot.
Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the center until the area is well covered.
Step 3: Start making the first diamond, passing the sticks from below and making a turn at each of the four parts. Make sure to push the ribbon close to the center after each turn.
Step 4: Make several turns until you are happy and fix the ribbon where you started.
Step 5: Do steps 3 and 4 for the next two colors.
Step 6: Attach the hanging loop to the strings.
Step 7: Attach the beads with needle and thread to the horizontal bar.