Huichol Mayetse

A must have for those who love ancient Mexican culture. The Huichol culture is pre-Columbian, and its traditions are linked to shamanic ceremonies. Huichol art often depicts important cultural symbols. This jaguar head is meant to symobolize the messengers of Tatewari, whom is the God of fire. The Huichol call jaguars "Mayetse", who has infinite power in devouring the failing people’s spirits. These animals are the guardians of the sacred vows that the ancient shamans took during their initiation years.



    • H - 17.5cm
    • W - 18.5cm 
    •  L - 14 cms


    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.

    Maintenance: 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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