Wicker mandala ojo de dios

The woven mandala ojo de dios first appeared in South America, they were woven by Indians belonging to the Huichol tribe, who lived in what is now called Mexico. In language, Huichol is a charm called Sikuli, which translates as “The power to see the hidden.” The Huichols are especially keen on nature. The center of the mandala - the square symbolizes the four elements: earth, fire, air and water. According to the beliefs of the Indians, Ojo de Dios is able to heal and protect. It is hung on the wall and used in various ceremonies. In general, the Ojo de Dios wards are destined to bring good luck. Now there is one person in the world who creates the most beautiful and unique mandalas, he did it with his art, his name is Jay Mohler. You can be inspired by his work by visiting his page on the Internet, and if you wish, you can even purchase one of his amulets. A few words about the materials. It is best to use natural materials - wood and wool. If possible, the yarn should not be very “shaggy”, acrylic, cotton and wool are perfect. You can use toothpicks and skewers for barbeque as slats. This is perfect for small-sized mandalas.Reiki for large mandalas can be searched in construction markets and in hardware stores. It will also be very beautiful if you decorate your amulet. For this purpose, you can use beads, decorative feathers, buttons, ribbons, beads, and so on. The main thing is not to be afraid to show imagination. I suggest you weave such a mandala.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
So you have an idea of ​​the simplest weaving of ojo mandalas do dios You can choose the color combination at your discretion, as long as the colors are combined with each other. So let's get started. 1. We take 2 slats and fix them exactly in the middle with a thread in several turns.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
First we fix the thread with a knot, and then wrap it around both rails several times. 2. We rotate the fixed slats crosswise and wrap them diagonally several times. First, on the one hand, then on the other.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
Woven mandala ojo de dios
The main thing is that the slats hold tight and do not fidget. We wind as many times as necessary. 3.Now we need to make the squares on our 2x rails. I will do the same color, but you can take another. It is necessary to wind the thread around each rail in a circle. Wrap around one rail, laying the thread on top. We make a turn.  Wicker mandala ojo de dios
When the thread again appears at the top, we transfer it to the second rail and so on.
Wicker mandala ojo de dios
We do so until we get a square. The size of the square is up to you. It should turn out like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
We fix the thread and clip it on the wrong side. Wicker Mandala ojo de dios Generally, all knots are made on the wrong side so that they can not be seen. 4. I have this upper square, I want the center to be more interesting, so I take a different color, tie it to any of the racks and repeat the third paragraph. It turns out that way.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
5. I take the thread of another color and repeat the third paragraph.So it turns out.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
6. Now we need to make the bottom box. It should be slightly larger than the top. The principle of operation is the same as with the top. Take 2 other slats and thread and repeat 1-3 points. I again used 3 colors. As a result, we get 2 such squares.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
7. Now we need to put them together. One square on top (smaller), 2nd bottom. This is perhaps the most crucial and difficult moment in the whole weaving, as it is necessary to make sure that everything is smooth and neat and the squares do not disperse. We put one square on top of the other and, pinning the middle with a finger, tie the thread to one of the lower square slats, leaving the tip to tie the thread.
Wicker mandala ojo de dios
In general, the work process is similar to the third point, only now, having wrapped the thread around one of the racks, we skip it under the next two racks and wrap it around again and so on in a circle.
 Wickermandala ojo de dios
It is very important that the squares do not move apart and follow the tension of the thread.Wrap this way around 10-15 times We don’t feel that the construction is strong and doesn’t part ways. We stop on the stick to which the thread was tied at the beginning and connect the “work” thread with the tail we left. It should be something like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
And this is how it looks with wrong side.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
8. Now take a thread of another color and repeat all the same actions, wrapping through 2 sticks. Like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
9. Next, we rub the next element, I will conditionally call it "petal". In total it is necessary to weave 2 "petals". We tie the thread, as in the photo.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
Skip under the mandala and wrap around the opposite end of the slats. Then again we pass under our mandala and again wrap the opposite end of the reiki.We do this until we are satisfied with the result. The main thing to remember, how many full turns we made. This is necessary in order to weave the second symmetrical "petal". I got 6 full turns.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
10. We bind the thread to another stick and again make 6 turns.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
- Page 11. Now I want to repeat both “petals” in another color. I made 10 windings with 2 “petals.”
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
12. I take a different color and repeat point 11. So it happened.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
13. Next we will weave the element "square". We tie the thread, as in the photo.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
Skip it from below through one rail and wrap the next rail, putting it on thread on top.
 woven mandala ojo de dios
And so on.That's what happened.
 Woven mandala ojo de dios
I take a thread of a different color and repeat the same.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
14. Repeat the same operation on the top square, that is, now we tie the thread to the top square stick and repeat paragraph 13. It turned out like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
15. Then I again whip "petals", but already on the bottom square. 12 turns with a thread of the same color, 12 threads of a different color and a border of 10 turns with a thread of the third color. Like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
16. The next element is the “octagon”, that is, I simply tie a thread on one of the rails and wind each rail in a circle. I wrapped 3 times with black thread, 5 red and again 3 black. Like this.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
17. Next, I lash another “square” on top of a thread of a different color. Our mandala is ready.
 Wicker mandala ojo de dios
18. Cut off the extra ends of the rails.Something is missing, right? For greater beauty, I painted the ends of the rails with a marker so that they did not stand out strongly and decorated the mandala with beads.
 The woven mandala ojo de dios

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