Huichol Jícara - Night Star

A must have for those who love ancient Mexican culture. The Huichol culture is pre-Columbian, and its traditions are linked to shamanic ceremonies. The Jicuri (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its healing properties and its ability to illuminate it involved. The Jicara is an bowl used for peyote rituals.


This wonderful piece of Huichol art is lined with beads and uses designs traditional to Nayarit Mexico. The intricate geometric patterns. This Jícara is meant to symbolize the sunrise after the winter solstace. 




    Length:   7.5 cms (2.9527 inches)

    Width:  7.5 cms (2.9527 inches)

    Height:  2 cms (0.7874 inches)


    Processing technique: 

    On the figure the Huichol artist is placing beeswax on the whole piece to completely cover subsequently be sticking one by one the beads (glass beads) to complete the piece; in drafting the Huichol artist develops various drawings and representative symbols of their culture and traditions.


    To prevent the tiny beads of glass beads loosen, do not expose this part directly to heat or light, as it can melt the adhesive Campeche wax (beeswax).


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