Ojo de DiosEye of God Un proyectodivertidoparaengrandecer la sabiduría cultural
Objetivos del Proyecto • To understand the symbol of the “Ojode Dios” • To know how they were utilized in the past and how you may use them in the present • To be able to make an “Ojo de Dios” • To make connections with your own cultural background
Whatisan¨Ojo de Dios¨ • The Ojo de Dios or Eye of God is a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding unknown things.
Wheredidit come from? • It is commonly found among the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia.
Naming • Named after the Sikuli God by the Huichol Indians from Mexico
Why make an¨Ojo de Dios¨ • Making an Ojo = prayer that the eye of God will watch over us (or the person we are making it for) and grant us (them) health, fortune, and a long life. • They can be used as good luck symbols (talisman of spiritual protection) • The Ojo becomes a physical representation of the prayer.
What it means? • The four points represent earth, fire, air, and water. • The colors used have different meanings: • RED/ROJO - life itself • YELLOW/AMARILLO - sun • WHITE/BLANCO moon & stars; • BLUE/AZUL - sky & water • BROWN/CAFE – soil/earth • GREEN/VERDE – vegetation/nature • BLACK/NEGRO - death. • ORANGE/ANARANJADO-happiness
How was it used in the old days? • In Mexico, the central eye was made when a child was born. Each year, a bit of yarn was added until the child turned five at which point the ojo was completed. • In Bolivia, “God’s Eyes” were made to be placed on an altar so that the gods could watch over the praying people and protect them.
How is it used today? • Good luck charm • Hung on the wall • In ceremonies • In prayer • Fiestas (decoration)
How is it made? • Simple or complex weaving made across two or more sticks • You'll need a few things to make one: • Assorted colors of yarn/lana. • Small craft sticks/palitos • Scissors/tijeras • Glue/goma(optional)
How to put it all together? Here's how to make an Ojo De Dios: Step 1: • Hold two sticks together with your thumb & forefinger. (You can also super glue the sticks together so it makes it easier to handle). • While holding the sticks, wrap the yarn around the sticks diagonally two to three times and then two to three times the opposite directions.
How to put it all together? • Step 2:Next, wrap the yarn around one side of the cross, as shown:
How to put it all together? • Step 3:Carry it over, diagonally following the line of the previously wrapped yarn
How to put it all together? • Step 4:Continue to wrap the yarn over each side and across diagonally (see video below for further visual explanation). It should begin to look like this.
Need more help? • Here’s a counple of links to help you complete your project: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0doOTz5Wckk • http://michellesjournalcorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/ojo-de-dios-aka-gods-eyes-craft.html How to make pompoms?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSFZ42uq6x4
Vocabulario LearnedColores/Colors • Azul= blue • Negro= black • Blanco= white • Rojo= red • Amarillo= yellow • Verde= green • Anaranjado= orange • Café= brown
Vocabulario LearnedVerbos/Verbs • Cortar= to cut • Pegar= to glue • Cruzar= to cross • Crear= to create • Hacer= to make
Vocabulario LearnedAdjetivos/Adjectives • Colorido= colorful • Fácil= easy • Difícil= hard/difficult • Interesante= interesting • Bonito= pretty
Vocabulario LearnedSustantivos/Nouns • Dios= God • Símbolo= symbol • Ojo= eye • Tijeras= scissors • Lana= whool • Palitos= sticks • Goma= glue
Ready to make your very own “Ojo de Dios”?????? ¡Vamosa hacerlo! Let’s do it!