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altar with ojo de Díos (God's eye)
  • unknown Wixaritari (Huichol) maker
  • altar with ojo de Díos (God's eye), early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, yarn, chicken feathers, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 x 13 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7275

The altar has a God's eye design on a stick with two crossed arches, directed downward. The God's eye diamond design is blue, bright light green, bright pink, and black with multi-colored tassels at three points. The bottom point is attached to a stick wrapped in bright pink and black. The arches are wrapped with orange and yellow, each with white feathers at the ends. The circular wooden base is mostly covered with tufts of yarn in green and blue, bright pink and dark blue, yellow and orange, and red and black.