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Huichol Beaded Dark Blue Skull with Huichol Icons, "Eagle Mother"

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In cool tones of dark blue, seafoam green and peach, this beautiful skull... more

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In cool tones of dark blue, seafoam green and peach, this beautiful skull conveys images of Huichol cosmology. On the crown, the six-sided bud represents peyote, an essential element of Huichol religion that is believed to enlighten the one who partakes of it. On the forehead, diamond-shaped talismans known as the "eyes of God" point to the correct path of life. A two-headed eagle appears on each side. The bird symbolizes Werika, venerated by the Huichol 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. Centering the back of the head, Kawuyomaire is a blue deer who travels the heavens as a guide and guardian. He is the brother of the Huichol people. Higinio Hernandez Carrillo creates the images with tiny seed beads. He meticulously applies them one by one to the figurine, first covered in beeswax.

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

  • 0.36 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 12 cm W x 19 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 4.7" W x 7.5" D

  • Glass beads, polystyrene foam
  • 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
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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17

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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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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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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10/01/2020

"beautiful"

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my second mask - absolutely lovely

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The Sun, Beadwork mask

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04/15/2020

"So unique and finely crafted"

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Beautiful mask

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Ree

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01/06/2020

"Beadwork mask, Duality of the Gods"

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Gorgeous workmanship in this one of a kind mask to be loved for generations

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  • Wonderful gift

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  • Occasion: birthday

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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