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Huichol Folk Art Hand Beaded Mask, "Father Sun"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (19)
Higinio Hernandez patiently places each minute bead by hand in the creation of... more

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Higinio Hernandez patiently places each minute bead by hand in the creation of this extraordinary mask. Resplendent in the color and mysticism of Huichol art, it depicts the bright father sun, Taa ta ta. He crowns a face bearing images of jicuri (peyote) and iko (maize), all symbols of deep spiritual connotation essential to the Huichol tradition.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 19 cm H x 12 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 4.7" W x 2.8" D

  • Beadwork on papier mache
  • 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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19

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.

Purchased Item:

Duality of the Gods, Authentic Huichol Hand Beaded Eagle Mask

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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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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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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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Judith

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10/01/2020

"beautiful"

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my second mask - absolutely lovely

Purchased Item:

The Sun, Beadwork mask

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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