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Mexican Folk Art

A few weeks ago I started a new occasional series detailing some of the Mexican folk art that I love and live with. My own little gallery of sorts. This is another in that series. Today’s piece is one of my absolute favorites, a Huichol beaded jaguar head that my wonderful husband gave to me many Christmases ago. He purchased this find at our favorite store of incredible Mexican art, a real sensory overload shopping experience, Casa Mexicana in Dallas, Texas. Here are some of the beaded Huichol art they have featured now on their web site.

There are also a lot of resources on line with many images of Huichol beaded art. Here’s a few for you to peruse: Zia Traders, La Fuente Imports, and Peyote People.

I can’t ever imagine having the patience to apply all these teeny, tiny beads to the soft beeswax. But I sure do love looking at all the wild colors next to each other in the mind boggling designs. Click on the pics to see bigger versions where you can almost count the beads.

Wonder if the peyote has anything to do with the Huichol’s intense creativity? Mmm……..

Enjoy.

April 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm 8 comments


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