Ojo de dios 

A “god’s eye” or ojo de dios” is a traditional South American spiritual weaving. (For more history see Wikipedia), but many of us have created these as small children at school.

 
I can see the spiritual side of these as they are very meditatative to create, but mostly I just love the bright colours and general woolliness of them!

I’m sure you have all made these at some point, but here is a quick run down of the how:

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

The little ones I made with craft sticks and variegated wool or three or four different colours of wool.

  But I also played with using twigs. It’s fascinating how the organic shapes of the branches changes the shape of the weaving.

  

I hung them up in the bathroom to brighten it up a bit.

   

  

  

  

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4 Responses to Ojo de dios 

  1. Very interesting, I have never seen these being made before, thanks for sharing.

    • Aixie says:

      You’re welcome Bernadette! I grew up with them, even though I’m not South American, so I sort of assumed everyone else did too. Glad I could share a little nugget of knowledge with you x

  2. frilka says:

    Hi … I am new to this too – things like that fascinate me … and your pieces look great on the wall! 🙂

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