Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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altar with ojos de Díos (God's eyes)
  • unknown Wixaritari (Huichol) maker
  • altar with ojos de Díos (God's eyes), early 1900s–1983
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, yarn, chicken feathers, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 x 11 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7278

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