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Product ID: 19428

Hand Crafted Huichol Multicolor Beaded Mask, "Deer Shaman"

byHiginio Hernandez Carrillo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (13)
With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio... more

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With a patience characteristic of the Huichol people, the hands of Higinio Hernandez have transformed tiny chaquira beads into beautiful and glossy motifs adhered to a papier-mâché base. The result is a veritable explosion of color, replete with symbols sacred to the Huichol culture. A must for lovers of the truly rich culture of Mexico.

Huichol culture is guided by pre-Columbian shamanic traditions linked to ceremonies performed in their storied past. The jicuri (peyote) is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten the one who partakes of it. Higinio Hernandez and his family preserve their cultural heritage through expressive bead art, representing essential Huichol symbols like jicuri, marra (deer), berika (eagle), iko (corn), and warra (corn stalk). For these pieces, each brilliant bead is affixed by hand to a unisel base, the resulting symmetry defying standards of patience and concentration.

Care instructions: To prevent the tiny chaquira beads from coming loose, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light as it may melt the Campeche beeswax adhesive.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 32 cm H x 16 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 12.5" H x 6.25" W x 3.2" D

  • Beads on paper mache base
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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13

From Mumbai, India

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08/18/2016

"Occupies pride of place on my wall"

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Love the colours and the finish of the mask. Absolutely eye catching!

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Deer Shaman, Hand Crafted Huichol Multicolor Beaded Mask

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04/15/2020

"So unique and finely crafted"

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Beautiful mask

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Ree

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01/06/2020

"Beadwork mask, Duality of the Gods"

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Gorgeous workmanship in this one of a kind mask to be loved for generations

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mask

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  • Wonderful gift

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

Purchased Item:

Duality of the Gods, Authentic Huichol Hand Beaded Eagle Mask

Verified Reviewer

12/19/2019

"Absolutely Fantastic"

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I just received this stunning mask - Wow, Wow. It was packed to perfection and arrived in pristine shape. It looks exactly like the picture and I couldnt be more pleased! From Old Mexico to New Mexico. It will hang in a prominent place for all to see. I would buy from this artist again!

Best Uses

  • Decorative Art

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Purchased Item:

Messenger, Unique Mexican Hand Beaded Papier MacheHuichol Mask

From Jupiter / Florida / USA

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12/17/2019

"A treasure"

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Beautiful and has much special meaning to me and my life.

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Purchased Item:

Huichol Vision, Handcrafted Floral Cross from Mexico

Verified Reviewer

10/24/2019

"Wonderful accent piece on my wall"

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Very colorful and meticulously crafted.

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colorful

Best Uses

  • Wall art

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Purchased Item:

Jicuri Dance, Huichol Peyote Mask with beadwork

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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