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Authentic Huichol Multicolor Beadwork Mask, "Shaman Deer"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (18)
A sacred symbol, this blue jikuri or peyote flower recalls millenary Huichol... more

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A sacred symbol, this blue jikuri or peyote flower recalls millenary Huichol traditions. Kawuyumaire, the Huichol's elder brother, assumes the form of a deer to become a messenger from the gods. His presence is only perceptible through the consumption of peyote flowers. Higinio Hernandez handcrafts this mask to ask the gods' assurance of an abundant maize harvest, as well as protection from the scorpions that guard it. The Huichol draw, paint or make elaborate yarn or bead works, using the images that best express what it is they want to ask the gods, in the hopes it will be granted.

Hernandez is an artist of Huichol and in this piece he carefully affixes colorful beads or chaquira upon a fiberglass base. Hernandez affixes the beads with a natural glue of his own preparation, known as cera de Campeche. This work is an extraordinary testimonial of pre-Hispanic shamanic rituals that have transcended the passing of time and history, and is certain to enthrall the admirer of Huichol custom.

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

  • 0.31 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9" H x 5.75" W x 3.2" D

  • Beads on paper mache
  • 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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18

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09/07/2017

"Excellent Huichol bead work"

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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.

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Shaman Deer, Authentic Huichol Multicolor Beadwork Mask

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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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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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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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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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