Are you a pirate with a philosophical flair, in search of a unique costume accessory? Do you seek to honor your Chinese heritage, or just pay respect to the culture or philosophy? This handmade leather Yin and Yang eye patch is for the pirate who thinks beyond booty and ponders the mysteries of life.
Yin and Yang: dark and light, cold and hot, earth and sky, moon and sun, feminine and masculine, night and day. They are seemingly in conflict but essentially working together, opposite and equal, inextricably locked in balanced and complementary union.
I make other eye patch designs as well (see the last photo for examples).
Please use caution and common sense when wearing an eye patch, as it can cause loss of depth perception and balance (and, of course, you lose a large portion of your range of vision as well). Do not wear a costume eyepatch while driving to the Halloween masquerade (or anywhere else). This is not a medical eyepatch. Please get your doctor's approval if you intend to use this over or in lieu of a medical eye patch.
Mythbusters did a piece about eye patches which showed the probable reason the eye patch is such an iconic wardrobe staple for pirate costumes. It's not because pirates were always losing an eye, but because the eyepatch helped them see better when they had to go from a bright sunny deck to the darkness below decks. They simply switched the patch to their other eye when they went below, so that the eye that had been shielded did not have to adjust to the darkness (which can take up to half an hour).
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