Turtle Huichol Sculpture – Mexican Folk Art, Wixarika Beaded Turtle Figurine for Home Decoration

Art Huichol Wixarika

Materials: Beads, Resin
Width: 3.93 inches
Height: 3.93 inches

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🐢 “Turtle Figurine” – Huichol Culture and Wixarika Art 🐢 Item Description:

  • Authentic Mexican art from Mexico
  • Handmade by indigenous Mexicans
  • Measures: 2.4″ wide x 2.4″ long

Item Details:

  • Technique: Crystal micro-beads on resin
  • Unique piece

Wixárika (Huichol) bead art is a traditional art form practiced by the Wixárika people of western Mexico. This intricate art involves applying small glass or plastic beads to a surface, such as wood or gourd, using beeswax or resin as an adhesive.

The designs in Wixárika bead art are highly symbolic, reflecting the cosmology and spiritual beliefs of the Wixárika people. Common motifs include the sun, moon, stars, and sacred animals like deer and snakes.

The colors in Wixárika bead art also carry symbolic meaning. For example, blue represents the ocean and sky, while green signifies the earth and the natural world.

Wixárika bead art is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, requiring hours or days to complete. The art form has gained international recognition and is sold in markets and galleries throughout Mexico and beyond. It’s essential to acknowledge and compensate the Wixárika people who originated this art to prevent cultural appropriation and exploitation.

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Additional information

Dimensions 3.93 × 3.93 in

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