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Beadwork mask, 'Father Sun' - Huichol Folk Art Hand Beaded Mask Curate

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Huichol Folk Art Hand Beaded Mask, "Father Sun"

Higinio Hernandez patiently places each minute bead by hand in the creation of... more

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Higinio Hernandez patiently places each minute bead by hand in the creation of this extraordinary mask. Resplendent in the color and mysticism of Huichol art, it depicts the bright father sun, Taa ta ta. He crowns a face bearing images of jicuri (peyote) and iko (maize), all symbols of deep spiritual connotation essential to the Huichol tradition.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 19 cm H x 12 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 7.5" H x 4.7" W x 2.8" D

  • Beadwork on papier mache
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Higinio was very emotionally affected after being abandoned by his mother at the age of four. In his words, "When I was four years old, my mom abandoned me and left me with my dad. I was an only child. Later, he remarried and, when my stepmother arrived, that's where the emotional problems started. She did not treat me like my half-brothers. I always ate last. My dad never noticed. When I was 11 years old, it was so bad that I left home. It was very difficult surviving by myself, although I learned a lot. I went to the city. And later, when I returned to the village, they respected me more. I learned how to handle myself and they see me better. And I help the community. My half brothers respect me now and we have no problems."

Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his endeavor from his first six months at NOVICA.

Higinio passes down traditional techniques to his family in order to preserve the authenticity of each of his Huichol beadwork designs.

Higinio's sales from NOVICA represent the majority of his income. Each purchase makes a profound impact on his family's livelihood.

Higinio is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.

Higinio's income supports and provides for the education of his six children.

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12 Testimonials for Higinio Hernandez Carrillo

Christine

California

The skill, the craftsmanship and the glorious color of his work are a true joy. I will certainly be adding more to my collection! And as gifts for friends and family. ck

Robert

Dear Higinio Thank you for the ( MESSENGER ) it is a work of art. It bring sunshine to the room it hangs in. Wish you and your family all the best in the new year.

Cristina

I am in love with the earrings made by Mr. Higinio Hernandez Carrillo! I was very saddened to learn recently however that land sacred to his people Wirikuta is being threated and was wondering what I could do to help this gifted artist and his beautiful people.
 
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