Monday, December 3, 2012

Art Therapy and God's Eyes




God’s Eyes come from the Huichol people of western Mexico. It is a spiritual object that brings protection to babies. The yarn weaving starts with the central eye woven by the father and then one eye is added for every year of the child’s life until the child reaches five. The four points represent the elemental processes of earth, fire, air and water.




In my Art therapy studio we made a similar weaving, but we embed the weaving with a different meaning. The children wove the central eye in a colour to represent themselves. Then they picked two or three other colours to represent people in their lives that protect and love them.
They enjoyed doing this activity and most of the children said that they wanted to hang them over their beds.

3 comments:

Sandra Topper said...

I have just nominated you for an Illuminating Blogger Award: http://divine-lunacy.com/2012/12/03/illuminating-blogger-award/

Karen Wallace said...

Thank you so much Sandra.

Carole said...

Oh I love both versions of the eye's story.
Happy creating to you, Karen.

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