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Product ID: 51544

Beaded Huichol Mask Mexican Folk Art Handmade in Mexico, "Estrella"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (13)
A brilliant star lances mystic rays across the forehead of this beaded mask by... more

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A brilliant star lances mystic rays across the forehead of this beaded mask by Higinio Hernandez. It casts white light on the tatei yukahima, or “corn plant,” its golden ears ready to harvest. Teruka the scorpion stands guard over the corn on either side of the mouth, and jicuri, or “peyote” buttons, adorn cheeks and chin. Jicuri is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it.

Aided by his wife and guided by their imagination and feelings, Hernandez creates these vivid images with brilliant chaquira beads patiently placed one at a time on a papier mache base. Beeswax is used instead of glue. His masks reveal the rich cosmology of the Huichol people and add color and life to any setting.

Because each mask is individually crafted without a pattern, small details may vary, such as the color of a flower or symbol, but without affecting the original design.

Care instructions: Since this exquisite mask is made with the traditional process of attaching the beads with wax, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften and thus loosen the beads.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 15 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9" H x 6" W x 3.2" D

  • Papier mache and beads
  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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13

Verified Reviewer

04/15/2020

"So unique and finely crafted"

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Beautiful mask

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Ree

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01/06/2020

"Beadwork mask, Duality of the Gods"

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Gorgeous workmanship in this one of a kind mask to be loved for generations

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mask

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  • Wonderful gift

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

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Verified Reviewer

12/19/2019

"Absolutely Fantastic"

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I just received this stunning mask - Wow, Wow. It was packed to perfection and arrived in pristine shape. It looks exactly like the picture and I couldnt be more pleased! From Old Mexico to New Mexico. It will hang in a prominent place for all to see. I would buy from this artist again!

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  • Decorative Art

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12/17/2019

"A treasure"

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Beautiful and has much special meaning to me and my life.

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Verified Reviewer

10/24/2019

"Wonderful accent piece on my wall"

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Very colorful and meticulously crafted.

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colorful

Best Uses

  • Wall art

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Verified Reviewer

10/16/2019

"WOW! Stunningly beautiful."

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Just perfect - brilliant colors - exquisite detail. I consider it a privilege to own this piece. Thank you so much, Mr. Carrillo.

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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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