Unique Mexican Hand Beaded Papier MacheHuichol Mask, "Messenger"
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A sunburst blazes on the forehead of an enigmatic personage. Considered the father of the Huichol people, the sun is accompanied by six-sided jicuri (peyote) buds on each cheek. Higinio Hernández creates a mesmerizing beadwork mask. Brother of the Huichol people, Kawuyomaire is a blue deer who travels the heavens as a guide and guardian. He appears on the crown, which indicates this mask should be worn only by men.
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.