Huichol Art

I had an amazing time in Mexico and a few of my posts may be about it so bear with me…
I wanted to talk about Huichol art, some information was gathered from Wikipedia of course.

Firstly, Huichol are “an indigenous ethnic group of western central Mexico.” Their art and religion are quite fascinating and thus depicted in their craft of beading, etc. I usually don’t purchase religious art work however, I couldnt help but find the culture and history simply beautiful.

Like many indigenous American groups, Huichols have traditionally used the peyote cactus in religious rituals. Huichol practices seem to reflect pre-Columbian practices particularly accurately. These rituals involve singing, weeping, and contact with ancestor spirits.

While in Mexico, I purchased many beaded necklaces, bracelets and an image (created with thread on wax) made by some Huichol vendors.

Necklace that matched my dress
Necklace that matched my dress

I just happened to have a dress to match.

I bought a necklace like what she's wearing...
I bought a necklace like what she's wearing...
Close-up of necklace...
Close-up of necklace...

I have a part 2 to this post, I need to take photos of everything I bought. I realized that this amazing artwork is basically a few pesos each… Can you imagine? 50 Pesos? $3 basically…

Some yarn art that I found online:

Huichol yarn art
Huichol yarn art

I will post the one that I purchased later… They  use a great deal of religious stories in their work as you can see… i. e. the sun and moon.

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