Huichol Charm Handmade Beaded Artwork Red Purple Blue Green Orange Yellow Black White Decorator Accent Wall Art Mask (Mexico)

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ITEM# 15243005
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    ITEM#: 15243005

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. 

    One should always bring offerings to the gods in order to receive their protection," advises Higinio Hernández. He celebrates Huichol custom with this mask as he finds inspiration in the psychedelic effects of jicurí ("peyote flower"). Ingested only for ceremonial purposes, jicurí is regarded as a sacred flower for it allows a person to see and communicate with the gods. Hernández depicts the peyote flower on the mask's forehead; the cheeks glow with images of the sun god. Twoterukas scurry from the chin; these scorpions guard the maize.

    To craft this piece, Hernandez carefully affixes colorful beads or chaquira upon a papier maché base, using a natural wax of his own preparation, known as cera de Campeche. This work is an extraordinary testimonial of pre-Hispanic shamanic rituals that have transcended the passing of time and history.

    Product Features:

    • Weight: 0.4 lbs
    • Dimension: 7.5" H x 4.5" W x 2.6" D
    • Materials: Beads on paper mache
    • Colors: Black, orange, yellow, green, blue
    • Decorative
    • Hang on wall
    • Made in Mexico 

    Story Behind the Art:

    I hope that you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy making them. I hope that through them you will get a better understanding of the magic and meaning of the Huichol culture.

    The artistry of the Cosio Carrillo family has been featured in periodicals ranging from Business Week to The New York Times.

    Hello! I'm Higinio Hernández Carillo, and I was born in the Jalisco mountains. I have followed my family tradition of making beaded artwork, but I like using bright colors in my designs. My works are different from the traditional beadwork from my homeland, and I use contrasting colors on spherical and oval-shaped figures.

    I make my masks over papier-mâché 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 making the pieces.

    I'd spent several months trying to sell my works in local markets, but I finally found with Novica a way to get the world to know my pieces. I hope that you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy making them. I hope that through them you will get a better understanding of the magic and meaning of the Huichol culture.

    The figures receive a coat of beeswax; it serves as an adhesive upon which Higinio Hernandez Carrillo patiently applies strands of yarn or tiny chaquira beads, using a needle to place each one with precision.

    Do not expose these pieces to direct heat or light, as it could soften the wax adhesive and thus loosen the yarn or beads. 

    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.


    Style Classic
    Material Beads
    Finish Antique
    Accent Type Wall Decor
    Season or Holiday All Seasons
    Color Multi
    Product Features Handmade
    Dimensions 2.6 In. X 4.5 In. X 7.5 In.
    Model Number 130768
    Country of Origin Mexico

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