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Colorful Handcrafted Huichol Beadwork Mask, "Huichol Protection"

The eagle Werika Uimari, regarded as their divine mother, spreads protective... more

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The eagle Werika Uimari, regarded as their divine mother, spreads protective wings on the forehead of this dazzling mask by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo. She also represents Our Lady of Guadalupe. Heavy with tasseled ears of maize, warra, the corn plant, lifts green stalks skyward on the nose. Teruka, the scorpion appears on both sides of the mouth. He is the guardian of the corn and must receive gifts before the harvest. Brother of the Huichol people, Kawuyomaire is a blue deer who travels the heavens as a guide and guardian, and poses on the chin. Bright peyote flowers adorn this mask with psychedelic vibrancy. Known to the Huichol as jicuri, six-sided peyote buds are regarded as the medium through which celebrants may see and communicate with the gods. The artisan creates the stunning images with tiny seed beads, offering a glimpse into the symbols of his people.

Do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, as it could soften the wax adhesive and thus loosen the beads.

  • 0.34 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 18 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 7" W x 3.1" D

  • Glass beads, polystyrene foam
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Bab

From Sweden

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03/03/2022

"A beautiful mask"

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A very beautiful mask huichol. I love it.

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Crowned Deer, Beadwork mask

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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.

Purchased Item:

Teruka-Warra, Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask

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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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Teruka-Warra, Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask

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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.

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

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