Komboloi and efhantron
Our company EFHANTROΝ has created and suggests a new type of garland – jewelry that is basically used as an anxiolytic accessory without any side effects! Men, women and children of any age can keep one. This garland – jewelry is consisted of natural crystal beads full of positive energy, of silver and golden elements. It’s a work of Art expressing the Greek aesthetics, culture and civilization.
It has been created by the artist Tasos Thomaidis. Tasos Thomaidis named his creation εύχαντρον (efhantron). The word means beads that are pleasant. It’s a compound word that consists of the word εύ (ef) =anything good or pleasant, and the word χάντρα (hantra)=bead. When he “came across” with the prayer beads (worry beads or komboloi in Greek) he was impressed and the result was to make pieces of jewelry – efhantra. He was inspired by the Greek traditional designs that with his talent he tranformed and applied in the accessories and combined them with natural and precious materials.
We believe that our approach to the traditional komboloi, converts it into a special object which may function as:
• A medium for artistic expression, expressing aesthetic concerns and using many different techniques. This makes our efhantra kombolois collectible pieces.
• A source of therapy and anti-stress treatment. Amber and semi-precious stones carry positive energy that have relaxing and healing properties (according to crystal healers natural crystals balance the ions of our organism and drive static electricity away). Furthermore, the repeated touch on the beads and the tassel yarns of kombolois function as an anxiolytic that benefits our nervous system. While keeping our hands busy with an efhantro-komboloi we give a way out to frustrations and embarrassments, that assist us to quit bad habits such as smoking.
• A medium of awakening our creative imagination. When we repeat several times the same touch on the beads which are of natural materials, and we focus our thoughts on an idea, just like the monks used to do with kombolois, then the right hemisphere of the brain is activated and insight, intuition and creative imagination are awakened! • An amulet, when they bear symbols of faith and good fortune.
• A symbol of prestige: just because an efhantron-komboloi may be sophisticated and valuable. The company Efhantron was created to deliver its knowledge and points of view about the history and tradition of worry beads and to invite people to use this unique therapeutic jewellery for relaxation, meditation, against stress and bad habits.