Huichol art

that of the Huichol
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.wikipedia
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Santos de la Torre

Santos de la Torre made a great mural for the metro station Palais Royal at the Louvre, Paris.
Santos Motoapohua de la Torre (born April 28, 1942, in Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, Jalisco) is one of the most world renowned Huichol artists.

Mexican handcrafts and folk art

handcraftsMexican folk artfolk art
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.

Huichol

Huichol peopleHuicholsWixarika
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.

Jalisco

Jalisco, MexicoJalisco StateState of Jalisco
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.

Durango

State of DurangoDurango, Mexicoa state in Mexico called Durango
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico. The Tepehuánes of Durango adapted the yarn paintings.

Zacatecas

State of ZacatecasZacatecas, MexicoEstado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.

Nayarit

State of NayaritVallarta-NayaritCongress of Nayarit
Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico.

Guadalajara

Guadalajara, JaliscoGuadalajara, MexicoGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Most outsiders experience Huichol art as tourists in areas such as Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, without knowing anything about the people who make the items, and the meanings of the designs.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, JaliscoPuerto Vallarta, MexicoGreater Puerto Vallarta
Most outsiders experience Huichol art as tourists in areas such as Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, without knowing anything about the people who make the items, and the meanings of the designs.

Huichol language

Huicholhchtheir language
Their numbers are estimated at 50,000 and the name Huichol is derived from the word Wirriarika, which means soothsayer or medicine man in the Huichol language.

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

Spanish conquestSpanish conquest of MexicoConquest
After the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, the Huichols retreated into the rugged mountains of northern Jalisco and Nayarit.

Fernando Benítez

Mexican historian and anthropologist Fernando Benítez states that the Huichols have probably maintained their ancient belief systems better than any other indigenous group in Mexico.

Peyote

Lophophora williamsiipeyotlAnhalonium lewinii
The religious faith of the Huichols is still based on a "trinity" of veneration of the deer, corn and peyote.

San Luis Potosí

San Luis PotosiS.L.P.San Luís Potosí
The last is ritually gathered each year on a long pilgrimage to the desert area of San Luis Potosí, where the people are said to have originated and used by shamans.

Shamanism

shamanshamansshamanic
The last is ritually gathered each year on a long pilgrimage to the desert area of San Luis Potosí, where the people are said to have originated and used by shamans.

Tepehuán

TepehuanTepehuánesTepehuanos
The Tepehuánes of Durango adapted the yarn paintings.

Turquoise

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Techniques for making and using beads have been in place long before that with beads made from bone, clay, stone, coral, turquoise, pyrite, jade and seeds.

Pyrite

iron pyritepyritesfool's gold
Techniques for making and using beads have been in place long before that with beads made from bone, clay, stone, coral, turquoise, pyrite, jade and seeds.

Jade

nephrite jadegreenstoneJade (Silver Edition)
Techniques for making and using beads have been in place long before that with beads made from bone, clay, stone, coral, turquoise, pyrite, jade and seeds.

Carl Sofus Lumholtz

Carl Lumholtz
Huichol art was first documented in the very late 19th century by Carl Lumholtz.

Franciscans

FranciscanFranciscan OrderFriars Minor
The commercialization of Huichol art began when a Franciscan priest by the name of Ernesto Loera Ochoa began a Huichol museum at the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan just north of Guadalajara.

Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan

Our Lady of ZapopanbasilicaOur Lady of Expectation
The commercialization of Huichol art began when a Franciscan priest by the name of Ernesto Loera Ochoa began a Huichol museum at the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan just north of Guadalajara.

Jaguar

Panthera oncajaguarsYaguareté
However, some items of Huichol items can be deemed non-traditional or borderline traditional, such as the production of Christmas tree decorations, masks of the sun and moon, the use of the jaguar (a Mesoamerican symbol) and the incorporation of modern images such as airplanes and modern buildings into designs.

Mesoamerica

MesoamericanMeso-AmericanMeso-America
However, some items of Huichol items can be deemed non-traditional or borderline traditional, such as the production of Christmas tree decorations, masks of the sun and moon, the use of the jaguar (a Mesoamerican symbol) and the incorporation of modern images such as airplanes and modern buildings into designs.

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel AllendeSan Miguel el GrandeSan Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Selling of the items has not been easy for the Huichol either, with limited outlets such as tourist venues, especially Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende as well as sales to middlemen who can earn much more from the works than they can.(CRUruibe)