Head of jaguar lined with microchaquira
Impressive unique piece of Huichol Art; special for collectors and lined in its entirety with colorful micro beads with designs of great strength and symbolism for their culture. The hands of the artisans transform the material lining it with micro beads with beautiful and brilliant motifs. The result is a true explosion of color, full of sacred symbols of their culture.
The Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies performed in their historical past. The figures lined with micro chaquira are a unique decorative piece of its kind.
The hands of the artisans transform the material by covering it with beads with various motifs. The result is a true explosion of color also full of sacred symbols. The Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies carried out in its historical past.
This figure was first covered with multicolored beads by hand by a Huichol artisan from the mountains of central Mexico.
Huichol art is the materialization of an ancient worldview and artisans make symbols such as the eye of God, peyote, corn, scorpion, deer, among others that are synonymous with protection and offerings.
The work that we see today is the result of an adaptation to the offerings that were previously made by their ancestors.
It is believed that before the stones found around an anthill were used to create the different ranges of color and make the symbols that would adorn the gourds for offerings; Already with the arrival of beads from the Czech Republic to Mexico, the Huichols changed their material and now make pieces with the same meaning but colours.
When acquiring a Huichol piece, one must be aware of and respect what it means.
The energy and what the artisan printed from its symbology is a protection amulet for those who own it. Knowing these stories leads us to value more what the Huichol hands do.
- The traditional gluing is with natural wax, so if the piece is exposed to the sun, the wax begins to melt and the microchira becomes fragile.
- It is recommended to respect the traditional symbols, which is what gives an important cultural value to the piece.
- It is recommended not to expose to the sun.
- Clean with a cloth or brush delicately on top of the piece.
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