jay mohler


I was in the girl scouts when I was a kid. I made A LOT of these “Ojos de Dios” or “God’s Eye” pieces … well, these just put all of them to shame! North Carolina based artist Jay Mohler has been weaving since the 1960’s. Here, in his own words, is a small snippet of Jay’s story:

“I starting making Ojos de Dios in my hippie days, back in the late 60’s, after seeing Ojos sent as part of an exhibit sent by the Dalai Lama of Tibet. These ojos from Tibet were almost exactly the same as ojos I’d seen earlier made by Hucholes in Mexico. Since then I’ve evolved my own work to 12-sided designs that I believe encompass patterns of many beliefs around the world.”

Oh, they make me want to find some sticks, grab some yarn, and put my girl guide sash back on! If you want to try making one, Jay not only sells his work, but he also sells DIY kits for just under $30. Fun!

{via Honestly WTF}

comments (7)

  1. Cecile /// 07.23.2015 /// 5:07am

    Amazingly beautiful…

  2. marni /// 07.23.2015 /// 7:14am

    very nice work! the mix of colours is cool.

  3. Elissa S Nesheim /// 07.24.2015 /// 8:54am

    i LOVE these! kits… oh kits…

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  5. Amy Tingle /// 07.27.2015 /// 5:26am

    His color palettes are insane! Totally jealous!

  6. Berta /// 08.03.2015 /// 7:06pm

    His designs are beautiful. I am going to try making one.

  7. the jealous curator /// 08.03.2015 /// 10:58pm

    fun! good luck!