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Huichol Beadwork Moon Mask, "Moon with Sun"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (18)
An enigmatic embodiment of the duality that exists between the sun and moon... more

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An enigmatic embodiment of the duality that exists between the sun and moon, this extraordinary mask by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo glows with ancestral magic. Cool buds of jicuri (peyote), central to Huichol mysticism, adorn the cheeks; peyote is revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it.

The fiberglass mask is cast carefully smoothed, and coated with beeswax. The artisan then applies each tiny chaquira bead, using a needle to place each one with precision.

Alhough shaped like the moon, this piece "is an offering to the sun, tatáta," Hernandez tells us. "It is always necessary to make offerings to the gods to receive their favors and protection."

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

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 9" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D

  • Beads on fiberglass base
  • 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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18

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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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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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Verified Reviewer

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!

Best Uses

  • Wall decor

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Verified Reviewer

10/01/2020

"beautiful"

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my second mask - absolutely lovely

Purchased Item:

The Sun, Beadwork mask

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Verified Reviewer

04/15/2020

"So unique and finely crafted"

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Beautiful mask

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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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