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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...
Huichol Dachshund - Tierra Huichol
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This adorable 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 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
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....
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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...
Deer Alfa - Tierra Huichol
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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...
ECLIPSE - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,900.00
In ancient Mexico, eclipses were one of the most important events of the year, they were feared and also highly anticipated because they brought a new life or renewal. It means the fight between good and evil, as well as life when people come together and they create a newborn. In every culture, the eclipse is a very important event. The Wixarikas also believe that it is a major event where life is renewed. Dimensions of the piece: 26 cm x 26 cm x 2 cm Click on the style bottom to see their image
In ancient Mexico, eclipses were one of the most important events of the year, they were feared and also highly...
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...
"Love" - Tierra Huichol
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Paper mache piece or letters which are 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 
Paper mache piece or letters which are covered with beeswax where the glass beads (beads) that together create forms of...
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....
Resting Deer - Tierra Huichol
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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...
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...