I this piece I'd beautifully made. I now have two from Mexico and one from Peru. Can you tell I like cats? The workmanship is excellent, I enjoy the little note in with the jaguar head. And I am most impressed with the really excellent packaging! You have made me very happy! Now to plan my next purchase!
I have a few other Huichol items and the one thing that struck me about the mask is how sturdy it is. The mask that the beads are mounted on is very hard and not a single bead fell out when removing the packaging or hanging the mask. My other Huichol sculptures are so delicate that they cannot be handled at all without losing a bead or two.
The eyes and mouth are not white. They are actually openings like a mask would have. The workmanship is beautiful.
"Now that I'm retired, I can dedicate my time to my great passion – representing my pre-Hispanic cultural heritage."
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