or 'God's eye' is a craft that I remember making as a child and always enjoyed for its beauty and simplicity. Originating in Mexico the Huichol people call their God's eyes 'Sikuli.' which means "the power to see and understand things unknown." When a child is born the central eye is woven by the father, then one eye is added for every year of the child's life until the child reaches the age of five. The result is a mysterious and magical object.
To make one you will need two sticks or branches and yarn or similar material that can be used for weaving.
Secure the two branches together with a knot from the end of your yarn.
Begin weaving the yarn around your sticks, looping round each branch.
The God's Eyes will grow and take form.
Here is the one I worked on - I weaved the yarn so that both sides are the same and there is neither a front or a back.
Mateo really enjoyed making these and was confident doing it without my assistance. He was very proud of his creation and instantly felt the magical pull of his God's eye and displayed it over his bed to protect him.
Check out this guys very impressive God's Eye here.
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