Cactus | Huichol

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The Huichol art cactus is an emblematic artistic expression within the Huichol art tradition, originating from the Huichol indigenous community in Mexico.

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Cactus intervened with Huichol Art (wixarika).

The Huichol art cactus is a distinctive work of art that is part of the rich cultural legacy of the Huichol indigenous community in Mexico.

The cactus is a significant symbol in the Huichol culture and in the indigenous cosmovision of Mexico in general. It represents resilience, wisdom and connection to the earth and nature. In many indigenous communities in Mexico, cacti are considered sacred plants, with medicinal and spiritual properties.

The creation of a Huichol art cactus involves a laborious and meticulous crafting process. First, a wooden figure is carved in the shape of a cactus. 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, as well as depictions of local flora and fauna.

The colors used in Huichol cactus art can have specific meanings within the Huichol cosmovision. For example, green may symbolize life and nature, blue the sky and water, and red energy and vitality. These colors are combined with intricate patterns to create a visually stunning and meaningful representation.

Huichol cactus art is appreciated both for its aesthetic beauty and for its deep cultural and spiritual significance within the Huichol community. These works of art are valued as manifestations of the connection between humans and nature, 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 7 × 3.5 × 14.5 cm

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