CANCELED - Teen Craft Club @ Central

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December 1, 2022 - 3:30pm-5:00pm (ended)

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Teens, joins us in the Teen Room at Central to learn how to make an ojo de dios. What is an ojo de dios, you ask? God’s Eyes or Ojos de Dios are a popular holiday tradition that have roots from indigenous practices in Mexico. The beautiful, handmade God’s Eye yarn weaving is a religious symbol of Wixárika, who are also known as Huichol, that still live in the Sierra Madre mountain range that includes the state of Nayarit.

The bright colors on the geometric shapes are more than folk art.The Huichol people have strong connections to the land, which is why their spiritual beliefs are also aligned with nature and the earth. The four ends of the Ojos de Dios represent water, fire, air and earth. Today, you will find that the Huichol tradition of making Ojos de Dios reaches far beyond Mexico. Try making your own version of it and learn some foundations of weaving.

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