Mexican Peyote Theme Authentic Huichol Beaded Mask
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Glowing with incandescent magic, a jicuri blossom centers the forehead of this enchanting mask by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo. Mysterious white figures surround it in a ceremonial danza (dance). Jicuri, or peyote, is a central element in Huichol religion.
Delicately shading from light to bright, Carrillo creates the symbols of his people with chaquira beads patiently placed one at a time on a resin base. Beeswax is used instead of glue. Because each mask is individually crafted without a pattern, small details may vary, such as the color of a flower or symbol, but without affecting the original design.
Since this exquisite mask is made with the traditional process of attaching the beads with wax, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften and thus loosen the beads.