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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...
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...
Huichol 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: 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....
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....
Huichol Rhinoceros - Tierra Huichol
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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 - 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,...
Bear Cub - Tierra Huichol
$ 5,380.00
The mighty bear patrols the wilderness of the Americas virtually unchallenged, and this handcrafted paper mache sculpture pays tribute to this powerful and hardy creature. The intricate beadwork of this piece depicts the head of the wolf, messenger from the gods and closest connection with humanity in Huichol culture, as well as Tao Jreeku, the Father Sun. 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: 24cm x 20cm x 22cm Click on the name of the style to go over each one
The mighty bear patrols the wilderness of the Americas virtually unchallenged, and this handcrafted paper mache sculpture pays tribute to...
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...
Gallo Jefe / Rooster Boss - 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: 18cm x 31cm x 16 cm
The rooster has a particular connection with Wixáritari cultures, viewed as a messenger from the gods along with all other birds species....
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...
Open-Mouthed Huichol Skull - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,500.00
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...
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...
Large Horse - Tierra Huichol
$ 9,260.00
The horse statue in a larger size is guaranteed to make a visual impact on the decor of your home, office, or meditation room. Horses were extremely important in Huichol culture, enabling travelers and traders to cover great distances to obtain essential supplies. They were also indispensable to the military as steeds of the cavalry, defending Huichol lands from invasions and foreign assaults. 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: 43cm x 18cm x 44cm
The horse statue in a larger size is guaranteed to make a visual impact on the decor of your home,...
Huichol Stag - 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 Huichol culture. Legend has it that it was a blue deer spirit, Kauyumari, that took the Huichol 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: 37cm x 16cm x 41cm
Regal in appearance and possessed with the legendary fleetness of foot, the deer is viewed with the highest regard in...
Teddy Bear - Tierra Huichol
$ 2,280.00
The mighty bear patrols the wilderness of the Americas virtually unchallenged, and this handcrafted paper mache sculpture pays tribute to this powerful and hardy creature. The intricate beadwork of this piece depicts the head of the wolf, messenger from the gods and closest connection with humanity in Huichol culture, as well as Tao Jreeku, the Father Sun. 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: 13cm x 17cm x 18cm
The mighty bear patrols the wilderness of the Americas virtually unchallenged, and this handcrafted paper mache sculpture pays tribute to...