The Huichol People

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Viridiana Diaz Padilla 1 Comments

The Huichol are a Native American ethnic group of western central Mexico, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango.

They are a culture rich in traditions spiritualism and folklore, their way of life is to live in harmony with nature and this is reflected in each one of the pieces they make. Most Huichol patterns and designs have religious and cultural significance.

These patterns are highly intricate and colourful representations of animals and geometrical shapes that are transmitted from, generation to generation miraculously surviving modernization, and can be found on a wide variety of objects including jewellery, carved and beaded on masks, gourds, musical instruments and embroidered on clothing objects such as belts, sashes, side bags, and more.

The Huichol have a long history of beading, making the beads from clay, shells, corals, seeds and more and using them to make jewellery and to decorate bowls and other items.

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  1. You amaze me. Thank you for sharing and creating. Maybe someday I will meet you. Keep beading.

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