VW Bead-le

August 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm 2 comments

I saw these photos on both boingboing and Artdaily. You know how much I love Huichol art. This is cooler than cool. I wish I could see it in person. Amazing. Once again the Huichol amaze me with their talent and patience.

The text accompanying the photo on both sites is: PUEBLA.- People look at a 1990s Volkswagen Beetle named Vochol during an exhibition on Huichol culture at the Museum of Puebla, near Mexico City August 10, 2011. The name Vochol, was conceived from a combination of Vochoa popular term for Volkswagen Beetles in Mexico and Huichol, a Mexican indigenous group. The car was decorated by indigenous craftmen from the Huichol community living in the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, using traditional beads and fabric. According to local media, the work will be auctioned after its exhibition in Paris and Berlin next year, with proceeds going to the Huichols. REUTERS/Imelda Mediana.

Love it. Love, love, love it.

UPDATE: Thanks to commenter alex4pointo on boingboing, here is link to the artists http://vocholaamap.blogspot.com/ and link to the symbolism http://vocholaamap.blogspot.com/2011/02/simbologia-huichol-huichol-symbolism.html


Entry filed under: art, beads, huichol, Mexican folk art.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. alex  |  September 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Very cool, love it!

  • 2. klarson712  |  November 11, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Reblogged this on Kristen's Art 1G and commented:
    This post shows a VW bug covered in beautiful, colorful patterns, by Huichol artists. To me, it represents the indigenous Mexican and South American aesthetic of intricate patterns and high-level of detail that can be seen in murals, terra cotta figures, and fretwork relief sculptures. This is a very contemporary use of a traditional art practice, and it is so striking and fun.


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