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Beadwork mask, 'Blue Eagle' - Authentic Hand Beaded Huichol Mask

Product ID: 37718

Authentic Hand Beaded Huichol Mask, "Blue Eagle"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (19)
With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio... more

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With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio Hernandez transform tiny chaquira beads into beautiful and glossy motifs adhered to a paper mache base. The result is a veritable explosion of color, replete with symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must for lovers of the truly rich culture of Mexico.

Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies performed in their storied past. The jicuri (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri (peyote), marra (deer), werika (eagle) and iko (corn). For these ornaments, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a unisel base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration.

Care instructions: To prevent the tiny chaquira beads from coming loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light as it may melt the Campeche beeswax adhesive.

  • 0.25 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 23.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9.25" H x 5.5" W x 3.2" D

  • Beads on paper mache base
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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19

Alejandro

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06/12/2021

"Great Collection"

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Love this artisan s mask. Just such a great collection. I m trying to buy them all.

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CF

From Texas

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05/03/2021

"Wow - Just WOW!"

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What incredible detail! This is so beautiful and the beadwork is PERFECT. Theres not a crooked bead anywhere - the quality and artisanship are phenomenal! I cant find a signature anywhere but he definitely should - it is my first of many to purchase! I have really enjoyed learning about the Huijol people and customs!

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Beadwork detail quality Huichol culture

Best Uses

  • scare away evil spirits, bring health & happiness to your home

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Lori Fenty

From Phillipsburg, NJ

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02/07/2021

"Cherished Heirloom"

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Such exquisite beadwork on this mask. I love the design and colors. Would like to see it being made.

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Alejandro

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11/27/2020

"A Treasure for sure"

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I ve collected many mask but this is truly a real treasure.

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Lee

From Winfield, Illinois

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10/15/2020

"Great Addition to my Mexican Mask Collectioni"

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Beautiful detail work on this Huichol mask. Very unusual and colorful. Looks great on my office wall!

Best Uses

  • Wall decor

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Judith

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10/01/2020

"beautiful"

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my second mask - absolutely lovely

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The Sun, Beadwork mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Higinio is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.

Higinio Hernandez Carrillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3000 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of beads, as well as in molds to make his masks.

Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his home workshop from his first six months at NOVICA

Higinio passes down traditional techniques to his family in order to preserve the authenticity of each of his Huichol beadwork designs.

Higinio's sales from NOVICA represent the majority of his income. Each purchase makes a profound impact on his family's livelihood.

Higinio's income from his Huichol beadwork art supports his six children and provides for their education.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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