they are a ritual tool, magical object and cultural symbol of the Huichol Indians of Jalisco, Mexico. traditionally they were made when a child is born and would be added to each year for the first five years of a child's life. they are believed to heal and protect and were made to ensure children a fruitful and happy life. the ojos de dios hold the power to see and understand the mysterious unknown and unknowable.
i like that children often wore them in their hair...for this i might start making some hair pin ones (?!). personally, when i see them i think of hippies, camper vans, spiritual awakening, free love...that whole 60's/70's vibe. to me, they are the new dreamcatcher. get onto it.
the best part about them is that they can be as simple or as complex as you want, with no option lacking in beauty. as a decoration, the possibilities are totally inspiring & endless...
from the museum of anthropology in mexico city:
looks like they do this version of dream catchers too.
my interpretive creations available at little nicki:
ojos de dios out in the world: