Huichol sea horse

MX $ 900.00

The Huichol art sea horse is a distinctive artistic representation that belongs to the rich tradition of Huichol art, a form of cultural expression developed by the indigenous Huichol community in Mexico.

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Sea horse intervened with Huichol Art (wixarika).

The Huichol art sea horse is a distinctive artistic representation that belongs to the rich tradition of Huichol art, a form of cultural expression developed by the Huichol indigenous community in Mexico.

This type of art is characterized by its use of chaquira beads, small brightly colored glass beads, to create detailed and vibrant designs.

The sea horse, in Huichol mythology, is a powerful symbol that represents the connection between the earthly and spiritual worlds. The seahorse is believed to have the ability to guide people through the deep waters of knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Its presence in Huichol art reflects the importance of these concepts within the worldview of the Huichol community.

The creation of a Huichol art sea horse involves a meticulous and laborious handcrafting process. First, a wooden figure is carved into the shape of a sea horse. Then, a layer of beeswax or pine resin is applied to the surface of the sculpture to adhere the chaquira beads. Huichol artists use special needles to place each bead in place, following traditional designs that often include geometric and symbolic patterns.

The colors and patterns used in Huichol seahorse art may have specific meanings within the Huichol worldview. For example, certain colors may represent aspects of nature, such as water and sky, while geometric patterns may symbolize spiritual or ritual concepts.

Huichol seahorse art is not only appreciated for its aesthetic beauty, but also for its deep cultural and spiritual significance within the Huichol community. These works of art are valued as expressions of the connection between humans and the spiritual world, as well as for their role in the preservation and transmission of indigenous traditions in Mexico.

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Weight 0.102 kg
Dimensions 8 × 3.5 × 18.5 cm

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