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'Jicuri Dance,' mask - Huichol Peyote Mask with beadwork Curate

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Jicuri Dance Huichol Peyote Mask with beadwork

The vibrancy of color on this Huichol mask is breathtaking. Created by Higinio... more

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The vibrancy of color on this Huichol mask is breathtaking. Created by Higinio Hernandez, it represents the beliefs of this truly amazing people. A must for collectors of genuinely authentic handicrafts and for lovers of beauty in general.

Elaborated with tiny chaquira beads on papier-mâché base.

Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies performed in their storied past. The Jicuri ("peyote") is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, marra ("deer"), berika ("eagle"), iko ("corn"), and warra ("corn stalk"). For these pieces, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a papier-mâché base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration.

Care instructions: To prevent the tiny chaquira beads from coming loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light as it may melt the Campeche beeswax adhesive.

  • 0.25 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 15 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 6" W x 3.9" D

  • Beads on papier-mâché base
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Loss of a Parent. Higinio was very emotionally affected after being abandoned by his mother at the age of four. In his words: "When I was four years old, my mom abandoned me and left me with my dad. I was an only child. Later, he remarried and, when my stepmother arrived, that's where the emotional problems started. She did not treat me like my half-brothers. I always ate last. My dad never noticed. When I was 11 years old, it was so bad that I left home. It was very difficult surviving by myself, although I learned a lot. I went to the city. And later, when I returned to the village, they respected me more. I learned how to handle myself and they see me better. And I help the community. My half brothers respect me now and we have no problems."

Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his endeavor 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 is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.

Higinio's income supports and provides for the education of his six kids.

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Higinio Hernandez Carrillo

Meet the Artist
Higinio Hernandez Carrillo

Huichol art

Mexico
12 artist reviews

12 Testimonials for Higinio Hernandez Carrillo

Christine

California

The skill, the craftsmanship and the glorious color of his work are a true joy. I will certainly be adding more to my collection! And as gifts for friends and family. ck

Robert

Dear Higinio Thank you for the ( MESSENGER ) it is a work of art. It bring sunshine to the room it hangs in. Wish you and your family all the best in the new year.

Cristina

I am in love with the earrings made by Mr. Higinio Hernandez Carrillo! I was very saddened to learn recently however that land sacred to his people Wirikuta is being threated and was wondering what I could do to help this gifted artist and his beautiful people.
 
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