anarres on Jan 10, 2017
As others have written, it's even more beautiful in person - it has such presence. It was a sheer delight communicating with Sami and Inga. And the result was, and is, spectacular. I can't say enough good things about the Asheville Mandala Weavers! Beautiful, mind-blowing, transformative art! Very carefully packed and wow, an incredibly swift delivery. I am buzzing with happiness.
anarres on Jan 10, 2017
It was a sheer delight communicating with Sami and Inga. And the result was, and is, spectacular. I can't say enough good things about the Asheville Mandala Weavers! Beautiful, mind-blowing, transformative art! Very carefully packed and wow, an incredibly swift delivery. I am buzzing with happiness.
Andrew Young on Jan 2, 2017
Loved working on this Ojo de Dios! Took me longer than I thought but I learned a lot during the process. Looking forward to making more for family and friends! Thank you
weaving, teaching, and promoting yarn mandalas
We have apprenticed with Jay Mohler who has honed the craft of weaving with yarn and dowels to a highly regarded art form.
Our vision is to give this art form visibility in the community where we live in Asheville, North Carolina and around the world. Our goal is to keep Jay's work alive by continuing to create his most popular pieces for those who would love to have their own as well as expressing our own individual creativity.
Our work is currently for sale on Etsy and in shops around Asheville, North Carolina.
We each have our own style and unique voice in this work. We are committed to the highest quality work and guarantee it 100%. We work meticulously to create art that will last a lifetime.
About Founder, Jay Mohler:
Jay was fortunate to be a part of the 1970's great popularity of this folk art in our American Southwest, when he lived in New Mexico, and sold a great many 8 sided Ojos de Dios to tourist shops and art galleries. The craze ended, and he moved on to sign painting for twenty years, but in 1999 he once again took up weaving yarn mandalas, and had a very satisfying time selling online. He has also taught and inspired many others to start weaving, through both facebook and the etsy shop.
1960's idealist, art student, dropout and wandering hippie, settled into New Mexico and weaving mandalas in the 1970's. I returned to the art in 1999 after a break of 20 years to paint signs and raise a family that produced 4 boys, now all grown up.
Samantha (Sami) Herbert
Sami has traveled all over the world collecting fiber and transforming it into hand crafted art. Her favorite thing is to watch the mandala grow, like oneself, into something complex and vibrant.
Elizabeth Tingley is a native of Athens, Georgia. She has been working with fiber arts (knitting, crocheting, sewing, and tatting) for over 15 years. Recently returned from teaching in China, she now lives with her husband and son in Asheville.
Inga is in love with fiber arts. As an apprentice with Jay Mohler her love for weaving with intention grew. She enjoys creating intricate woven designs like Tibetan, Celtic knots and Fairytale mandalas. She loves to delight herself with new designs!
Janelle loves the feeling of spinning the dowels and wrapping yarn as the mandala unfolds before her. Colors and textures are her biggest inspiration. She is endlessly fascinated with how beautiful colors can be and how they change depending on the
Find JaysMandalas at the following upcoming market!
AMW at aSHEville Museum
a SHEville Museum,
Nov 6–Feb 28, 2017
aSHEville Muesum features art by local women. We are honored to be a featured artist in this beautiful shop.
Custom Order – Custom orders take 2-4 weeks to create based on shop workload and size/intricacy of design. Once order is placed, we will communicate with you our current timelines. To receive a preview of your work before shipping, please request via etsy conversation.
Wholesale Order - We love wholesale orders! Please contact us via etsy conversation regarding wholesale orders.
Colors are hard to judge correctly on a computer monitor. We have received many comments that the colors seen when an ojo arrives are better than the photo presented.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We are very earth conscious and strive to re-use packaging material where we can and/or use a minimal amount of packaging. Every box is custom made to fit your order. Large mandalas (36+ inches in diameter) require custom wood boxes. Shipping charges will be assessed at checkout and vary based on size.
Domestic Shipping (U.S. only):
Shipment is by USPS Priority, FedEx, or UPS. We usually ship by USPS Priority Mail, or UPS. If you have special considerations for shipping to your location, please let us know.
Kits and Ojos sent internationally are usually sent USPS First Class. The length of time for a package to reach you can sometimes not be easily determined. International orders have been held by customs for as much as 2 months. If you have special considerations for shipping to your location, please let us know. International orders may be subject to duties or tariffs. These will be collected by the destination country's customs office and payment will be the responsibility of the customer. Refused shipments will be treated as an abandoned order and credits will not be issued.