Huichol Art Earrings
Huichol art.- With the characteristic patience of the Huichol people, the artisans' hands transform the tiny beads into beautiful motifs, the beads adhere to the piece that has previously been covered with the adhesive (Campeche wax). The result is a true explosion of color, full of symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must-see for lovers of the rich culture of Mexico. The Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies carried out in its historical past. The hicuri (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its healing properties and its ability to illuminate whoever participates in it.
Elaboration technique: Beeswax is placed on the figure until it is completely covered, later the beads or thread are glued one by one until it is completed; In its elaboration, the Huichol artist develops various drawings and symbols representative of their culture and traditions.
Maintenance: To prevent the tiny beads or thread from loosening and peeling off, do not expose this piece directly to heat or light, as it may melt the Campeche wax adhesive (beeswax) and cause damage to the piece.