23.5 Mexican Huichol Yarn painting 60-137. 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 deer. The deer is in charge of planting the peyote in the sacred land and then he will show the shaman the way to find the peyote. The snake will guard the peyote from the evil spirits and the scorpion will keep company to the deer during his journey to help protect him from the hunters that aren’t supposed to hunt him just yet. In this painting you’ll see a representation of the peyote cactus, the muvieri, the eye of God, the deer, the snake, the scorpion and the fire. 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. For the Huichol people, the Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery. The four points represent the elemental processes: earth, fire, air, and water. In a ceremonial meaning, the Ojo de Dios is an offering to the gods to ask for the well being of the children. The parents are in charge of making the eye of god that the children will bring to the “drum ritual”. In this ritual, the children are presented before the gods so they can initiate their life as members of the tribe. Each year they add a new line or rhombus to the eye of good, in the children’s day of birth. The Huichol believe the deer or Maxa represents the heart and is the gatekeeper and guide to the spirit world. The spirits guide the maxa, who leads the shamans on their visionary pathways and teaches them how to gain their special knowledge. The scorpions are used by shamans to repel evil and bad luck. They are both esteemed and feared. A deadly species of scorpion inhabit Huichol land and cause numerous fatalities every year. However, the Huichols believe that the scorpion spirit is a powerful ally that protects them as well. The fire, or Tatewari, is the main god, the ruler over the rest of the gods. We call him “grandfather” because he existed before the sun did. He taught all the rites of the huichol tribe, including the traditional deer hunt. He accompanies the huichol tribe during all their life and rituals. 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, Mexican Folk art, Wall art, Mexican painting 60-137″ is in sale since Sunday, November 4, 2018. 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