Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Folk Art-God's Eye

According to the Indians of Mexico, Central America, and Peru, "Ojo de Dios" or "God's Eye" will protect the home, all those who enter and keep away evil spirits.

A process of woven yarn on two pieces of straight wood, the Gods Eye was a craft I learned at summer camp.
Madame decided one rainy day, to seek and debark two long branches for her "God's eye." She brought a few smaller ones to school and even gave a finished one to the bus driver. Madame was asked to teach the Art class the ways to construct a "Ojo de Dios" or...as I told her, she could say.... AKA a simple "Cat's eye"
I don't believe the Art teacher didn't know what it was, but I'm glad Madame taught for the day....C & G Design.


lola said...

How lovely. Both of course. I would like to learn how to do that. I could use some of the dead limbs from one of my dead azaleas. They are fairly straight & strong. I hate to throw them away.
Maybe she will make a good teacher.

tina said...

Oh MAN! That is huge and SO pretty! Good job Madame!

Dawn said...

Hi guys,
Lola, they are easy just make sure when you wrap, you go all the way around and have the incoming and outgoing on the same side, like the first pic. Great for the grandkids to do and not so expensive. I would LOVE! for her to teach.
Tina, Madame saw the one at dance, as big as her, so she asked and we did. Hers isn't done tho. Do you remember doing them in camp?
Drizzle today, snow showers in the mtns tonight!

Jean said...

It is great Madame. Well done job and I bet the kids were glad she taught for the day also!!!