Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia

Ojo de Dios God's Eye in Malaysia

Ojo de Dios God's Eye in Malaysia

If you are looking for the unique Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia, the Green Daun craft shop specializes in making this unique South American yarn craft.

What are these, you may be asking? And this article will share some interesting information about the Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye.

UPDATE JANUARY 2020 – We no longer make or sell this product at our shop.

Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia

First, how do you pronounce Ojo de Dios? In simple, it is pronounced as ‘Oh-ho-day-Dee-ohs’. As in Spanish, the j is replaced with an h in pronunciation.

So, now you know how to say it the correct way. While this yarn craft is relatively new in Malaysia, we have been making them since 2014.

To date, we have made over 100 of the Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye in Malaysia and even for our overseas customers. Most of the ones we make are usually six to ten inches wide. Some are even 20 to 30 inches wide.

Some of the Ojo de Dios designs made by Green Daun.

Ojo de Dios God’s Eye History

Before we go further, we would like to share the basic history of the Ojo de Dios with you so that you know about this product.

The history of Ojo de Dios goes back to the 16th century when the Spanish sailors visited Mexico and encountered the Huichol (pronounced “wettchol”) Indians. Some even believe that this originated from the ancient Pueblo People.

The Ojo de Dios or Sikuli was placed on altars so that the Huichol Indian gods would protect and watch over those who prayed at the altars.

The Ojo de Dios is also a symbol of the power of seeing and understanding unseen things. The four points of the crossed sticks represent earth, air, water, and fire.

History of Ojo de Dios
A book detailing how native art becomes a decorative craft. (Image from Amazon.com)

Other tribes and cultures that made the Ojo de Dios are also the Aymara Indians from Bolivia, South America, and some Native American tribes in the southwestern region of the United States.

The Navajo tribe also does an eight-sided Ojo de Dios. You can do a more in-depth reading on Wikipedia about the history of the Ojo de Dios or God’s Eye.

Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia

Nowadays, the Ojo de Dios is more of a decorative or art piece hung in homes. Usually, they are hung in front of the main door to ward away evil and bad things. Like the Turkish Eye or Evil Eye, they serve almost similar purposes in warding away negative things.

God’s Eye, a beautiful yarn craft made by Green Daun.

Originally, the Ojo de Dios is just a simple weaving using two sticks and colourful yarn which forms a rectangular or square shape and is sized anywhere from a few inches to one foot.

However, nowadays, artisans and crafters have brought this to another level, with complicated weaving designs. Some even have a three-dimensional look when completed. Even those who make really huge Ojo de Dios are as big as six feet in diameter.

The colour matching is the most important part as it will determine the finished design, though there are no rules to colour combination. It all lies in the makers’ creativity.

In some countries, the Ojo de Dios is made and sold as decorative souvenirs. Just like in Thailand’s Chatuchak Market, we saw a shop selling them as home decorations.

Ojo de Dios Handmade Malaysia
The making of an Ojo de Dios at Green Daun boutique craft shop

Ojo de Dios Designs in Malaysia

There are very few people who make this craft and to date, only Green Daun is the most active in this yarn craft. We have ready-made designs in various colours on display at our boutique craft shop.

As we have been doing this for three years now, our Ojo de Dios designs are modern contemporary. Some of them are intricately weaved, while others carry unique styles.

UPDATE JANUARY 2020 – We no longer make or sell this product at our shop.

Some of the more intricate and complicated Ojo de Dios designs

Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia

The God’s Eye is part of the native Americas craft, and as the North American natives have the dream catchers, the South Americans have the Ojo de Dios.

At our shop, we do both, and if you are looking for a Dream Catcher shop in Malaysia, you have come to the right place. We are specialist in custom made dream catchers, and we also have ready-made ones for sale.

UPDATE JANUARY 2020 – We no longer make or sell this product at our shop.


If you are interested in custom-making an Ojo de Dios God’s Eye in Malaysia, drop by our shop, and we can discuss the type and style you want to make.

The price ranges from RM25 and above, depending on the size and design. Call us or visit us for more information.

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