23.5 Mexican Huichol Yarn painting 60-047. Lenght 23.5 inches (59.69 cms). Width 23.5 inches (59.69 cms). Thick 1 inches (2.54 cms). This painting is entirely made with yarn applied with beeswax and resin over a sheet of plywood. There’s a description of the painting written by the artist in the back that reads. In this painting we can see a representation of the sacred gourd bowl with the offerings the shaman bring to the traditional rituals. We can see the arrows, feathers and candlges. They’re being protected by the flames, along with the flowers of the peyote. We can also see the snakes and the deer’s head. In this painting you’ll see a representation of several huichol symbols such as the sacred peyote cactus or kieri, the sacred offerings such as the arrows, candles and the muvieri, and also the deer or maxa. The peyote cactus or “Hikuri”, is a plant that the huichol people keep as their most sacred good used it to open a spiritual connection with their gods. Peyote is the soul of their religious culture and a visionary sacrament that opens a pathway to the other deities. The muvieri is a stick with feathers used by the marakame in their rituals. It’s a mean to contact their gods and receive their messages. It’s also used to heal, predict the future and in blessings. The Huichol believe the deer or Maxa represents the heart and is the gatekeeper and guide to the spirit world. The spirit guide Maxa, who leads the shamans on their visionary pathways and teaches them how to gain their special knowledge. The Huichol represent one of the few remaining indigenous cultures left in Mexico. They live in self-imposed isolation, having chosen long ago to make their home high in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, in Western Central Mexico. Huichol Art dates back millenia. During spiritual rituals the shaman (know as marakame) have visions which are then transcribed into carvings, yarn art, bead art, pottery etc. Each image has spiritual meaning. The huichol tribe uses many simbols as representations of their deities and other things they deem sacred in their culture. Most common ones are the peyote, the deer and the snake. ASK ME IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE. The item “23.5 Huichol Yarn painting 60-047 Mexican Painting, Mexican Folk art, Wall art” is in sale since Monday, January 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Huichol Art”. The seller is “dking_e” and is located in Tepic, Nayarit. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico