Paper Maché/Papel Maché

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Roaring Jaguar - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,920.00 MXN
As the only commonly encountered big cat in the regions inhabited by pre-Hispanic peoples, The jaguar (Mayetse 🐆) has a rich legacy in Wixáritari culture. Its fierce nature gives it its’ characteristic spirit in Huichol culture, as warriors would draw inspiration from the jaguar during intense battles to defend their native lands. Mayetse 🐆 are the messengers of the Huichol god of fire (Tatewari 🔥)--the patron of all shamans, spirit guides and ambassadors to the gods, called Marakame. The Marakame are considered para-normal in their powers and are an integral link between the Huichol and their deities. Mayetze 🐆 are guardians of the sacred initiation vows of the Marakame, with the sole power to devour the spirits of those who fail. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique and may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 13cm x 29cm x 14cm
As the only commonly encountered big cat in the regions inhabited by pre-Hispanic peoples, The jaguar (Mayetse 🐆) has a rich legacy...
Huichol Giraffe - Tierra Huichol
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This striking handmade sculpture makes for a visually spectacular addition to the decor of your home office or meditation space. Among the rich tapestry of designs rendered on this meticulously crafted statue are the Father Sun, the benevolent illuminator of life on our planet as well as the sacred peyote flower that has inspired countless shamanic visions through the ages. Every piece in the Tierra Huichol store is unique, and your product will differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 25cm x 44cm x 16cm
This striking handmade sculpture makes for a visually spectacular addition to the decor of your home office or meditation space....
Huichol Dachshund - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,520.00 MXN
This adorable wiener-dog sculpture is handmade in Mexico using techniques perfected over centuries of practice. Every bead is individually attached to a handmade paper maché sculpture and features an array of traditional imagery including the sacred deer, held up in Huichol culture as among the most divine of all Earth’s creatures. Every piece in the Tierra Huichol store is unique, and your product will differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 22cm x 10cm x 10cm
This adorable wiener-dog sculpture is handmade in Mexico using techniques perfected over centuries of practice. Every bead is individually attached...
Galloping Horse - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,230.00 MXN
As the main method of long-distance transport for the indigenous Wixáritari people, the horse is greatly respected in their traditions. Horses were used to facilitate the trade of goods and medicine as well as in battle as these indigenous peoples fought to defend their homeland from invasion. These paper maché sculptures are decorated with colorful beads showcasing traditional shaman-inspired imagery. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique and may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 33cm x 12cm x 26cm
As the main method of long-distance transport for the indigenous Wixáritari people, the horse is greatly respected in their traditions....
Huichol Rhinoceros - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,830.00 MXN
The powerful rhinoceros is a marvel to behold in the wild, and this herbivore can evoke the deceptively gentle nature that can prove successful for such a mighty beast. This hand-carved paper mache sculpture is adorned with traditional Huichol imagery such as fire, the most valuable gift to humanity from the gods, and the sacred peyote flower which connects shamans with the divine. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, and your item may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 39cm x 14cm x 23cm
The powerful rhinoceros is a marvel to behold in the wild, and this herbivore can evoke the deceptively gentle nature...
3D "Love Letters"
$ 3,040.00 MXN
Wooden piece or letter which is covered with beeswax where the glass beads (beads) that together create forms of the symbols of the culture adhere. The messages hidden in the art of each piece are the result of the inspiration that the wixárikas make to the spiritual world. Your message is transmitted through a series of symbols.   Size: 43cm x 36cm x 6 cm Materials: Paper Mache, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) A Certificate signed by the Artist 
Wooden piece or letter which is covered with beeswax where the glass beads (beads) that together create forms of the...
3D Cow / Vaca - Tierra Huichol
$ 5,920.00 MXN
The adornment of a cow with intricate beadwork is a practice that has endured in Huichol culture for centuries. This handcrafted piece takes a look at life through the cultural perspective of this Mesoamerican people, showcasing healing flowers used by medicine men to promote good health as well as the wolf head that often delivered messages from the gods in shamanic rituals. Every piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, and your item may differ slightly from the item pictured. Size: 39 cm x 19 cm x 32 cm Materials: Paper mache, beeswax and glass beads ( chaquira )
The adornment of a cow with intricate beadwork is a practice that has endured in Huichol culture for centuries. This...
3D Gallo / Rooster - Tierra Huichol
$ 6,070.00 MXN
The rooster has a particular connection with Wixáritari cultures, viewed as a messenger from the gods along with all other birds species. This handcrafted statue celebrates Huichol culture with individually beaded designs such as the Winding Path of Life that leads back to the origins with Tacutsi Amarama, the Mother Goddess, along with floral patterns that reflect shamanic rituals and visions. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is completely unique, and your item may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 39cm x 17cm x 49cm
The rooster has a particular connection with Wixáritari cultures, viewed as a messenger from the gods along with all other birds species....
Resting Deer - Tierra Huichol
$ 4,590.00 MXN
Regal in appearance and possessed with the legendary fleetness of foot, the deer is viewed with the highest regard in Wixárika (Huichol) culture. Legend has it that it was a blue deer spirit, Kauyumari, that took the wixaritari pilgrims to the sacred land of Wirikuta, where they first found the peyote. This guardian spirit is rendered in a hand-carved paper mache sculpture adorned with intricate bead detailing including the Father Sun, ruler of the heavens and bringer of light to our world. Each piece from the Tierra Huichol shop is totally unique, and your item may differ slightly in color or design from the product pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 26cm x 13cm x 32cm Receive a certificate signed by the Wixarika Artist.  
Regal in appearance and possessed with the legendary fleetness of foot, the deer is viewed with the highest regard in...
Watching Owl - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,530.00 MXN
This hand-beaded owl statue was crafted by a Huichol artisan in the mountains of Central Mexico. Birds are regarded in the Huichol culture as emissaries of the gods, delivering divine messages to shamans, and the owl is particularly revered for its wisdom and majesty. The colorful patterns are a rendering of the sacred peyote flower that inspires their religious visions, and because each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, your product may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 17cm x 23 cm x 12cm
This hand-beaded owl statue was crafted by a Huichol artisan in the mountains of Central Mexico. Birds are regarded in...
Eagle Devouring Serpent - Tierra Huichol
$ 4,590.00 MXN
In pre-Hispanic mythology, it was said that the Aztecs received a message from the God of the Sun and War, Huitzilopochtli (blue hummingbird) to leave Aztlan, the place where they lived until then because it was necessary to find new land. In that place, they would find riches and they would gain power over other peoples. Huitzilopochtli sentenced that that promised land would be where an eagle was found on top of a cactus, devouring a snake. The Huichol goddess, Mother Eagle, Mother of the Sky and Queen of the Heavens, is embodied by the eagle, or Wealika. Wixarika Artisans beaded and decorate a handmade paper mache sculpture to symbolize that historic moment. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size: 20cm x 40cm x 36cm Receive a certificate signed by the Artist
In pre-Hispanic mythology, it was said that the Aztecs received a message from the God of the Sun and War,...
Big Dachshund - Tierra Huichol
$ 4,590.00 MXN
This adorable sculpture is handmade in Mexico using techniques perfected over centuries of practice. Every bead is individually attached to a hand made paper mache sculpture and features an array of traditional imagery including the sacred deer, held up in Huichol culture as among the most divine of all Earth’s creatures. Every piece in the Tierra Huichol store is unique, and your product will differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size 32 cm x 18 cm 20 cm
This adorable sculpture is handmade in Mexico using techniques perfected over centuries of practice. Every bead is individually attached to...
Fighting Bull - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,530.00 MXN
While the bull’s combative nature earns it well-deserved respect in Huichol traditions, it can also evoke abundance in this predominantly peaceful culture. One of the most enduring elements of Huichol culture is the annual feast of the bull, during which the animal is ritualistically sacrificed and eaten by the entire community in an effort to absorb its vigorous life force. Who brought Fighting bulls to Mexico for the first time was Hernán Cortés. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, and your product may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size: 34 cm x 11 cm x 21 cm
While the bull’s combative nature earns it well-deserved respect in Huichol traditions, it can also evoke abundance in this predominantly...
Huichol Pig - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,450.00 MXN
Like all the creations of Tucutsi Aramara, the life-giving Mother Goddess, the pig holds a place of respect in Huichol culture. This handcrafted paper mache sculpture pays tribute to this highly intelligent creature with a rendering of The Sun, provider of warmth and healthy crops, along with the peyote cactus that helps inspire the visions of Wixáritari shamans as they pass their traditions across generations using visual storytelling. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, and your product may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 36cm x 10cm x 18cm
Like all the creations of Tucutsi Aramara, the life-giving Mother Goddess, the pig holds a place of respect in Huichol...
House Cat - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,450.00 MXN
The house cat has a long history with humanity, collaborating with mankind thousands of years ago and serving as an important ally ever since. This piece features traditional shamanic imagery including the all-seeing “God’s Eye” that provides protection for the wearer along with floral patterns that reflect the healing plants used by medicine men in Huichol practices. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol shop is unique, and your item will differ slightly in design. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 32cm x 17cm x 30cm
The house cat has a long history with humanity, collaborating with mankind thousands of years ago and serving as an...
Open-Mouthed Huichol Skull - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,500.00 MXN
The skull is a symbol that features prominently in Huichol cultures, reflecting a celebration of the cycle of life. This handcrafted piece is sculpted in the mountains of the Sierra Madre and adorned with iconic Wixáritari symbols such as the Winding Path of Life that brings the divinity of the Mother Goddess to all of Earth’s creatures. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol shop is completely unique, and your item may differ slightly in design. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm x 18cm
The skull is a symbol that features prominently in Huichol cultures, reflecting a celebration of the cycle of life. This...
Huichol Chihuahua - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,280.00 MXN
This tiny yet spirited dog may be the breed most associated with Mesoamerican peoples, and this handmade sculpture pays tribute to its enduring endearment. Among the images shown in the intricate bead detailing is the sacred peyote flower that inspired Huichol shamans in their visual storytelling as well as the deer, one of the most revered creatures in the culture. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is unique, and your item will differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 27cm x 27cm x 15cm
This tiny yet spirited dog may be the breed most associated with Mesoamerican peoples, and this handmade sculpture pays tribute...
Sea Turtle - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,770.00 MXN
The turtle is especially revered in Huichol culture, regarded as the protector of waters and the earthbound assistants of rain goddesses. This handcrafted sculpture adorns the sea turtle with iconic Huichol symbols such as healing plants used in shamanic ceremonies along with the winding Path of Life that connects all creatures to their divine origins. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is completely unique, and your product may differ slightly from the item shown. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 17cm x 14cm x 8cm
The turtle is especially revered in Huichol culture, regarded as the protector of waters and the earthbound assistants of rain...
Huichol Rooster - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,830.00 MXN
The rooster has a particular connection with Wixáritari cultures, viewed as a messenger from the gods along with all other birds species. This handcrafted statue celebrates Huichol culture with individually beaded designs such as the Winding Path of Life that leads back to the origins with Tacutsi Amarama, the Mother Goddess, along with floral patterns that reflect shamanic rituals and visions. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is completely unique, and your item may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 28cm x 38cm x 15cm
The rooster has a particular connection with Wixáritari cultures, viewed as a messenger from the gods along with all other birds species....
Rhinoceros Head - Tierra Huichol
$ 7,590.00 MXN
The powerful rhinoceros is a marvel to behold in the wild, and this herbivore can evoke the deceptively gentle nature that can prove successful for such a mighty beast. This hand-carved paper mache sculpture is adorned with traditional Huichol imagery such as fire, the most valuable gift to humanity from the gods, and the sacred peyote flower which connects shamans with the divine. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, and your item may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 36cm x 30cm x 33cm A certificate signed by the Artist   
The powerful rhinoceros is a marvel to behold in the wild, and this herbivore can evoke the deceptively gentle nature...