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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

  • Beadwork on papier mache
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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You can find beadwork mask 'Eagle Protector' by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo in masks categories such as Huichol Masks, Hand Beaded Masks, Folk Art Masks and Papier Mache Masks. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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.

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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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