23.5 Mexican Huichol Yarn painting 60-150. 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 the ritual performed by the shamans in order to ask permission to find the peyote cactus that will be consumed. The shaman uses the peyote in order to be able to chant to the sacred gods and ask them for power to heal the sick. The deer is the one in charge of planting the peyote in the land so the huichol tribe can keep performing their rituals. The eagle is the one who carries the messages of the shaman for the gods. In this painting you’ll see a representation of the peyote cactus, the maize, the shaman, the muvieri, the sacred drum or tepo, the eagle, the deer, the snake and the sun. 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 maize or Ikú, is the sacred food of the huichol tribe. There’s a legend that tells that the 5 races of maize, (white, red, yellow, blue and mottled) are considered to be daugthters of the mother earth. The goddes granted their daugthers to the huichol so they could have substanance and abundance. The word “mara’akame” means the one who knows, and is used to refer to the shaman in the huichol tribe. The marakames or shamans are the spiritual leaders. As ambassadors to the gods, shamans preside over ceremonies, recite the divine passages, cure the sick, interpret dreams, etc. He is the nexus with the gods, invoked through the ceremonial use of peyote, and receives instructions from the spirit world through visions, dreams and trances. 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 spirits guide the maxa, who leads the shamans on their visionary pathways and teaches them how to gain their special knowledge. The eagle, or werika, represents the communication bridge between god and men. The snakes guide the shaman or marakame during their rituals and are protectors of the peyote cactus. 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 60-150″ is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019. 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