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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...
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....
3D Cow / Vaca - Tierra Huichol
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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...
Resting Deer - Tierra Huichol
$ 4,590.00
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
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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
$ 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
$ 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....
Huichol Dachshund - Tierra Huichol
$ 1,520.00
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...
Huichol Rhinoceros - Tierra Huichol
$ 3,830.00
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: 41 cm x 14cm x 26cm
The powerful rhinoceros is a marvel to behold in the wild, and this herbivore can evoke the deceptively gentle nature...
Sculpture of beaded art Huichol Donkey
$ 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,...