Authentic Handmade Huichol Beaded Mask, "Eagle Protector"
Product ID: 145955
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With wings spread protectively, Werika covers the forehead of a mysterious personage. Regarded by the Huichol as their divine mother, she also represents Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of her heads talks to God, while the other watches over the world. Taa Ta Ta, the sun and father appears on both cheeks. Scorpions scuttle down the chin and six-sided peyote blossoms are also present on this stunning beadwork mask by Higinio Hernández.
- 0.24 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- 23.5 cm H x 14.5 cm W x 8 cm D
- 9.25" H x 5.75" W x 3.2" D
Higinio is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.
Higinio Hernandez Carrillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3000 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of beads, as well as in molds to make his masks.
Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his home workshop 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's income from his Huichol beadwork art supports his six children and provides for their education.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.