VIBRANT | TRADITIONAL | HONOR | COMMUNITY | COLORFUL | ART INSTALLATION
“Ojo De Dios” (Eye of God) is a traditional and votive object made by weaving a design out of yarn upon two wooden sticks. They are commonly found in some native communities of northwest Mexico and throughout the southwest of the United States. The Eye of God is a ritual tool that was believed to be a magical object that can protect one during prayer. The Huichol or “Wixaritari” call their Eyes of God, Tsikuri, which means “the power to see and understand the unknown.” When a child is born, the father weaves the central eye, then one color is added for every year of the child’s life until the child reaches the age of five. Tsikuri is a tribute to the Huichol culture, and to nature. Create your own Tsikuri and add it to the main installation, keep it, gift it, or find a place to tie it along the Commercial Street corridor to bring joy and color to others.
During Spanish colonial times in New Mexico from the 16th to the 19th centuries, Eyes of God were
placed where people worked, or where they walked along a trail. Tsikuri is an art installation made of hundreds of Eyes of God. Each Tsikuri will be linked to other Tsikuri with a cord and will grow throughout the evening as the community is invited to engage with this magical vibration of colors and shapes by creating their own and add it to the line.