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Beadwork mask, "Crowned Deer"

Beaded female mask on a papier maché backing by Higinio Hernandez, featuring a distinctive marra (Huichol for "deer") design on the crown. Patterns... more

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Beaded female mask on a papier maché backing by Higinio Hernandez, featuring a distinctive marra (Huichol for "deer") design on the crown. Patterns burst forth from the black background, the various sizes creating an unusual sense of depth. Bright hues representative of the Huichol culture energize the piece, as floral motifs inspired by the peyote plant are elaborated in incredible detail. The careful labor required to create these masks makes it an inspiring addition to any interior decorative repertoire.

Care instructions: The tiny chaquira beads are held into place using a traditional process with Campeche beeswax, rather than glue. It is recommended that the items be placed far away from heat sources, as it may cause the wax to melt and the beads to loosen. Also, do not place under direct light, as it may cause the wax to dry up.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 9" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Beads on papier 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
  • Product ID: 19418

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Caring for Children

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

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

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

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