Huichol Art of Mexico (Wixarika)

Huichol art in Mexico

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Huichol art, also known as Wixárika art, originates from the Huichol or Wixárika indigenous culture of Mexico. The Huichols are an ethnic group that mainly inhabits the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas and Durango.


Huichol (Wixarika) art is something we can be truly proud of. Our incredible artisans create unique pieces of incalculable value and great tradition. The figures intervened with chaquira or microchaquira range from animals carved in wood, made in resin, clay, etc. They are impressive and of excellent quality. We invite you to discover our gallery and be amazed by the creativity, color and variety of works of the Wixarika Community.


Huichol art is recognized for its intricate designs and vibrant colors. The Huichol create their artwork using a technique called "estambre" or "hilo de estambre", which involves attaching brightly colored threads over a base of beeswax or pine resin to objects such as wooden boards, animal skulls, masks, bowls and other decorative objects. It is also often used with multi-colored beads that are placed in figures of various materials.


Jewelry made with chaquira beads is another important element in Huichol clothing, it is worn by both women and men, especially certain necklaces and bracelets. We offer you the most complete range of Huichol handicraft accessories made with chaquira, thread and other materials, as well as diverse works and books about their culture and traditions. In accessories you can find bracelets, necklaces, pectorals, backpacks, hair clips, t-shirts, and much more.


Huichol art has gained international recognition and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. The Huichol have found in the sale of their artwork a way to preserve their culture and traditions, as well as a source of economic livelihood for their communities. Huichol art is a valuable cultural manifestation that reflects the rich heritage of the Huichol people and their connection to nature and the spiritual. Through their art, the Huichols share their worldview and unique cosmovision with the rest of Mexico and the world.

Huichol Crafts
Huichol Community Handicrafts


According to their beliefs, when there is communication between the gods and the people, through bright colors, shapes and figures, a portal or nierika opens, representing the knowledge acquired in the ceremonies. Let's discover the works where the Wixarika Community transmit us the knowledge and their culture. Magic in every detail...


Huichol art designs often depict traditional symbols and motifs of Huichol cosmology and spirituality. Common motifs include the deer, the sun, peyote (a plant sacred to the Huichol), snakes, arrows and circles. These designs have a deep meaning within the Huichol cosmovision and reflect their connection to nature and the spiritual world.


In addition to yarn art, the Huichol are also known for their skill in creating other handcrafted objects, such as embroidery, chaquira necklaces (small colorful beads), figurines and decorated arrows. Huichol art is characterized by its rich symbolism and use of vibrant colors. Traditionally, the Huichol use weaving, embroidery and ceramic techniques, but what stands out the most is the art of "nierika" or "nierika", which consists of the creation of decorative works of art using small brightly colored beads.

Handicrafts from Mexico

Huichol art