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Beadwork wall decor, 'Scorpion Dancing' - Handmade Huichol Beadwork Nierika Blue Scorpion Painting

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Handmade Huichol Beadwork Nierika Blue Scorpion Painting, "Scorpion Dancing"

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A myriad shades of blue conjure a cool and soothing universe in this elegant nierika, or votive beadwork painting by Kupihaute. Scorpions scuttle purposefully around the center of the composition, which takes the shape of a flower with five wide petals.

The artist, who writes fluently in the Huichol, Nahuatl and English languages, talks about this work in his own words. "From the focal center of the nierika, the precious flower arises in spiral movement as the culminating expression of the deepest roots. The blossom is keeping in its entrails the seed that will disseminate the power of creative energy. This is symbolized by the scorpions that, in their wonderful body symmetry, show the essence of the power itself, since any imbalance in its mating dance, any missing the target, will cause its own poisoning and thus its own death. Therefore the symbol of cosmos, of order is shown in their mouths and the tails."

The intricate images are formed with tiny seed beads. Kupihuate patiently places them one at a time with a needle made of abalone shell onto a huanacaxtle wood backing. Beeswax is used instead of glue.

The process is totally spontaneous, with no previous sketch or design. It is guided by the artist's unconscious to tell the stories that remain in our collective ancestral memory. He signs his work with the symbol of a butterfly on the reverse side of the nierika.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 2 cm H x 13 cm Diam.
  • 0.8" H x 5" Diam.

  • Beadwork on huanacaxtle wood
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Signed by the artist
  • 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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Nancy

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05/26/2021

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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This is so. beautiful! I can t imagine how much time went into making it. It exceeded my expectations. Fast shipping.

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Spiraling Maize, Original Huichol Beadwork Painting Mexican Folk Art

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Garth

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04/03/2021

"Well loved gift"

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I bought this for my niece who loves indigenous cultures, rabbits and Pink Floyd. Well made and we both are delighted. Thinking about buying one for myself.

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