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Beadwork mask, 'Peyote Lizards' - Mexican Huichol Beadwork Peyote Lizards Mask

Product ID: 391718

Mexican Huichol Beadwork Peyote Lizards Mask, "Peyote Lizards"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (19)
Dazzling in their colors, six-sided peyote buds glow on the midnight darkness of... more

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Dazzling in their colors, six-sided peyote buds glow on the midnight darkness of a Huichol mask. A starburst on the forehead represents rrurabe, the guardian stars that accompany the shaman. Guardians of the fire, the atakuí lizards and salamanders scurry from the chin to the cheeks in this extraordinary design. Higinio Hernandez creates a mesmerizing composition, coating the features with beeswax. He then applies each tiny seed bead one by one bead, using a needle to place each with precision.

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

  • 0.34 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 31 cm H x 18 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 12.25" H x 7" W x 3.1" D

  • Glass beads, polystyrene foam
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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? No

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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.

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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

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The Sun, Beadwork 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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