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Huichol beaded mask, 'Teruka-Warra' - Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask

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Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask, "Teruka-Warra"

A vivid surge of color spills from the dark, fertile earth in glorious... more

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A vivid surge of color spills from the dark, fertile earth in glorious abundance. The fearful presence of Teruka (meaning "guardian scorpion of the maize") stands sentry over the warra (maize field) in constant vigilance. Representing the extravagance of harvest time and the importance of maize in his community, Higinio Hernandez crafts a unique Huichol design enhanced by a glowing headpiece. The piece makes a dramatic addition to any home interior.

Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies performed in their storied past. The jicuri (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, marra (deer), berika (eagle), and iko (corn). For these ornaments, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a papier-mâché base, the resulting symmetry requires high standards of patience and concentration.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 32 cm H x 16 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 12.5" H x 6.25" W x 3.1" D

  • Beads on paper mache
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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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.

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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!

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  • Wall decor

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Teruka-Warra, Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask

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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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Caring for Children

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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