• How God's Eyes Became A Summer Camp Craft

    18 days ago - By Refinery29

    If you went to camp, there's a decent chance you've either made or at least seen a god's eye, a craft made from two sticks glued into a cross formation with yarn wound around them to create a diamond-like pattern. But a god's eye isn't just some activity your counselor thought up for rainy days - it's actually hundreds of years old. God's eyes were originally made by the Huichol , the indigenous people of what's now western Mexico, and they appeared on everything from altars to large ceremonial shields. And it was only when Spanish colonists arrived in the region in the 1500s that these...
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