As mysticism goes mainstream, the mati, known to many throughout the West as the “evil eye,” has been having a major moment.
Known to ward off what, in 2017 talk, one might call “bad vibes,” the mati is also the subject of much scorn and derision.
But one’s level of belief regarding xematiasma shouldn’t keep you from having some fun with it. Whether you buy into the mysticism or simply enjoy the mati for sheer aesthetic purposes, you’ll find inspiration in what we’ve rounded up.
Below are several of our favorite appropriations of the mati for your viewing pleasure.
THIS PLAYFUL SWEATER
As a woman, I’ve frequently suspected our nipples might be extrasensory. This playful sweater, available on RAD, seems like an excellent way to remind the world of said suspicion.
Give your nails an extra witchy spin with mati-inspired nail art. Dying to find out who the artist is behind this one.
DOPE ANKLE TATTOO
What better way to stay permanently protected than making the mati part of your very flesh?
OUR VERY OWN COSMIC MATI PIN
Who says the mati has to be all about warding off the BAD. Our spin on the mati, aka the COSMIC MATI, is all about attracting more of the good to you. It’s glitter. It looks great on bags, jackets, shirts, baby bags (I’ve been told..), and more. PLUS your purchase helps support this very blog.
Click here to buy your very own COSMIC MATI by Delphi Reclaimed.
Yes, an app for undoing the evil.
We’ve written before about the fact that xematiasma has gone digital. The whole thing is so amusing, we felt it deserved another bit of recognition.
Not sure how the tree feels about being painted, but I personally wish more trees could become canvasses… without affecting their health, of course.
A BABY BLANKET
That’s one protected baby.
Have your own creative usage of the mati? We’d love to hear from you! Send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org