Log In needed $100 · Stunning Huichol Indian Mexican Folk Art - Hand Beaded Iguana on a Ceramic LogReport Ad
This piece is truly stunning, made by a master Huichol native. It surpasses most Iguana pieces. Check the link below to see what I mean. It is going for considerably less than what you would pay in the USA for inferior pieces. Sorry to let it go.
Huichol art is more than just pretty objects. Prayer bowls, beaded animals, masks, and ceremonial objects use sacred symbols that represent the artist's religious beliefs and culture.
Huichol Indians (pronounced Wee-chol) live in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains northeast of Puerto Vallarta, in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Their art is a reflection of their intensely personal religious culture. In the words of legendary anthropologist Carl Lumholtz: "Religion to them is a personal matter, not an institution, and therefore their life is religious from the cradle to the grave and wrapped up in symbolism."