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Huichol Handmade Mask Multicolor Beaded Folk Art, "Blue Deer with Corn"

Radiant with color, this extraordinary mask by Higinio Hernandez speaks of life... more

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Radiant with color, this extraordinary mask by Higinio Hernandez speaks of life close to the earth. On the forehead, a corn plant (tatei yukahima) sends out ripe ears of golden maize. Glowing suns warm the cheeks, and Kawuyomaire, the sacred blue deer, appears on either side of the forehead. Brother of the Huichol people, Kawuyomaire travels the heavens as a guide and guardian. Peyote blossoms, or jicuri, are depicted on the chin. Jicuri is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it.

Aided by his wife and guided by their imagination and feelings, Hernandez creates these vivid images with brilliant chaquira beads patiently placed one at a time on a surface coated with beeswax, instead of glue. His masks reveal the rich cosmology of the Huichol people and add color and life to any setting.

Care instructions: Do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften, and thus loosen the beads.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 15 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9" H x 6" W x 3.2" D

  • Beads on papier mache 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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Michael

From Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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06/17/2016

"Huichol Excellence"

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Huichol bead work is exquisite and this mask is a wonderful example of Huichold craftmanship. The colors are varied and the overall impression is mystical.

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Blue Deer with Corn, Huichol Handmade Mask Multicolor Beaded Folk Art

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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.

Purchased Item:

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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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.

Purchased Item:

Teruka-Warra, Handmade Huichol Folk Art Beaded Mask

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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.

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Covering Basic Needs

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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