ITEM#: 15243005This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Higinio Hernandez celebrates Huichol custom with this mask featuring jicuri or peyote flower, deemed sacred. Two terukas scurry from the chin; these scorpions guard the maize in a mask that is crafted by hand with beads on paper mache.
- Materials: Beads on paper mache
- Colors: Black, orange, yellow, green, blue
- Hang on wall
- Dimensions: 7.5 inches high x 4.5 inches wide x 2.6 inches deep
- To prevent the chaquira beads from working loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light sources
Story Behind the Art:
'I was born in a Huichol indigenous community in the Mexican sierra,' Higinio Hernandez says. 'I have followed my family tradition of beaded artwork. I make my masks over paper-mache figures, and my wife and I place the beads one-by-one on an adhesive coating of beeswax. The designs are completely improvised and are inspired by our reflections and feelings at the moment that we're working.' Do not expose these pieces to direct heat or light, as it could soften the adhesive and loosen the beads.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
|Dimensions||7.5 inches high x 4.5 inches wide x 2.6 inches deep|
|Country of Origin||Mexico|
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