23.5 Mexican Huichol Yarn painting 60-170. 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 ritual that’s performed by the marakame for the peyote. The marakame and the pilgrims dance around the peyote so it can bless their offerings and crops. The flower of wind will help the shaman with wisdom during the ritual. The snake will guard the shaman during the ritual. In this painting you’ll see a representation of Ithe peyote cactus or hikuri, the flower of wind or kieri, the shaman or marakame, the muvieri, the sacred drum or tepo, the deer or maxa, the snake and the sun or tau. 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 Kieri, or Tree of wind, also known as Solandra brevicalyx, is a tree that gives a halunogenic flower that’s sacred for the huichol people and they belive it’s an incarnation of their god of wind, Kieri Tewiyari. They believe that the plant can help them achieve the highest level of consciousness. 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 spirit guide Maxa, who leads the shamans on their visionary pathways and teaches them how to gain their special knowledge. The snakes guide the shaman or marakame during their rituals and are protectors of the peyote cactus. The sun brings light and illumination to the world. Tau or Tayaupa is father sun, master of the heavens. The Huichols believe all living things receive their power from the sun, and that He guarantees healthy crops and abundant food. Wisdom during the ritual. 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 60-170″ is in sale since Friday, June 21, 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