“The Huichol Pilgrim”: glass beads on beeswax depicting the Huichol shaman or marakame on the yearly spiritual pilgrimage to the sacred Wirikuta mountain in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. A rare and extraordinary little piece. Very rare and amazing spiritual art piece.
This piece measures about 3.5’’ x 2.75’’
The Huichol people of Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico (who self-identify as the Wixáritari) are extremely religious and practice spiritual traditions that date back hundreds if not thousands of years. Part of their spirituality involves leaving artistic offerings at religious sites and creating vibrant depictions in beads or yarn of shamanic visions and elements important to their beliefs and their reverence for the natural environment.