Huichol People, Ceremonies
and Art Creation

This ancient art form called Huichol continues with Huichol embarking every year on far off pilgrimages to what they call the sacred land of Wirikuta. Here they search for a desert cactus called peyote which they call “Blue Deer”, for its powerful hallucinogenic properties. All these pilgrims come…

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Captivating and Divine
Huichol Art

This extraordinary beautiful art form is millennia’s old and every piece of art has spiritual meanings. In ancient times Shamans performed spiritual rituals and during that they will have visions which are then transcribed into yarn art, carvings and more with meanings. The Shamans who are the Huichol…

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You will find that flowers play a major part in Huichol art and are present in all the ceremonies of the Huichol people. Flowers are considered as incredibly sacred, beautiful and during a healing ritual especially you will find the sick person’s head covered in flowers. The shaman […]

This technique is predominantly used by natives from Montagnais, Passamaquoddy, Naskapi, Mistassini, MicMaq, Penobscot, Milaseet, and North East Abenaki. They use double curve motifs with other beading techniques as well with bead designed in the curved brackets and even though it appear without design it has figure beaded […]

The absolute core of the authentic Huichol beliefs are a unity of three main elements. It is a strong combination of corn, deer as sacred animal and Peyote. All of the Huichol beliefs are expressed through their art which aside from current decoration standpoints stems from their strong […]

Mexican art and crafts that are renowned for its bold designs and bright colors like the sacred yarn paintings or nierika, is made by the Huichol. Learning to make yarn paintings and using the same technique to decorate notebooks, cards, boxes etc., is something many wish they could […]

Fortunately there are more than enough evidence of authentic Huichol art with detailed descriptions and examples to enable everybody to compare the ancient art form with the current Huichol art we have on the market. When you look at current designs from top artists you will find that […]

During the 1890’s and 1898, a Norwegian ethnographer and explorer, Carl Lumholtz studied Huichol art intensely during a five year stint in northwestern Mexico. Aside from the fact that he discovered that all Huichol art had symbolic and religious meanings, commonly found motifs were animals and plant motifs. […]