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Roaring Jaguar - Tierra Huichol
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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 Click on the name of...
As the only commonly encountered big cat in the regions inhabited by pre-Hispanic peoples, The jaguar (Mayetse 🐆) has a rich legacy...
The great Bull - Tierra Huichol
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The great bull, this is how the artist described it when he presented this work to us, (Gilberto Jimenez  Ha+tsima ) tells us that since he began to put the first beads he felt identified with this piece. since they reflect the symbols of how blessed he feels, to provide for his family and hopes that someone out there will appreciate the work that took him about 2 months to finish.Clearly, we can see symbols that represent success, protection, and wisdom, the corn plant, the eye of God, the scorpion, the eagle, and the sun as well as some others.  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: 40 cm height  x 60 cm length x 26cm width A certificate signed by the Artist 
The great bull, this is how the artist described it when he presented this work to us, (Gilberto Jimenez  Ha+tsima...
3D Gallo / Rooster - Tierra Huichol
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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....
Eagle Devouring Serpent - Tierra Huichol
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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  Click on the name of style to go over each one
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
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 Click on the name of the style to go over each one
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
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...
Sea Turtle - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,770.00
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...
Giraffe Huichol - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,450.00
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: Epoxy Resin, 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....
Sculpture of beaded art Huichol Donkey - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,830.00
The figure of a donkey with mache paper base and covered with beeswax, all our pieces are original and unique, using the technique of sticking glass beads (chaquiras) one by one until achieving the figures of the symbols and colors that each artist wants to reflect on the piece he is working on. The representation of their beliefs, religion and the whole culture can be seen in each of the symbols that are formed magically by pasting each of the glass beads. Materials: Paper Maché, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 38cm x 11cm x 29cm
The figure of a donkey with mache paper base and covered with beeswax, all our pieces are original and unique,...
Sculpture Beaded Schnauzer dog - Tierra Huichol
$ 13,010.00
The domestic dog has been prized for its utility and companionship in cultures around the globe for thousands of years, and the animal holds a special significance in the beliefs of the Wixáritari people. In many shamanic visions, spirit guides appear in hybrid anthropomorphic forms such as the wolf-man, and domesticated dogs represent the most familiar link between these legendary creatures and human society. Each piece in the Tierra Huichol store is totally unique, your product may differ slightly from the item pictured. Materials:  Paper mache, Beeswax & Glass Beads (Chaquira) Size Dimensions: 51 cm height x 40 cm length x 25 cm width
The domestic dog has been prized for its utility and companionship in cultures around the globe for thousands of years,...
Alpha Wolf - Tierra Huichol
$ 19,920.00
The wolf is a symbol of strength for the indigenous cultures of Mexico. Considered an absolute predator, he was related to the Mexican goddess Chantico and the dog deity Xólotl. For some years, the Mexican wolf is considered an endangered species, in the Wixarika culture it is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, we often find this figure in many pieces for its meaning. Dimensions of the piece. 61 cm x 42 cm x 22 cm.   Click on the name of the style to go over each one
The wolf is a symbol of strength for the indigenous cultures of Mexico. Considered an absolute predator, he was related...
Huichol Pig - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,450.00
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 Click on the name of the style to go over each one
Like all the creations of Tucutsi Aramara, the life-giving Mother Goddess, the pig holds a place of respect in Huichol...
Rhinoceros Head - Tierra Huichol
$ 7,590.00
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...
Angry Bull - Tierra Huichol
$ 7,600.00
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. 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: 39cm x 30cm x 26cm A certificate signed by the Artist 
While the bull’s combative nature earns it well-deserved respect in Huichol traditions, it can also evoke abundance in this predominantly...