Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beadwork Bird Sculpture, "Happy Huichol Hen"
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Sculpted of papier mache, a plump little hen wears eagles on her wings. The two-headed eagle symbolizes Werika, worshiped by Huichols as their mother, the one who listens to their prayers and helps them when in need. One of her heads talks to God, while the other watches over the world. Tiny beads cover the voluptuous bird by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo, depicting a star and colorful peyote blossoms.
- 0.48 kgs
- 1.1 lbs
- 22 cm H x 17 cm W x 19 cm D
- 8.75" H x 6.75" W x 7.5" D
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.