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Huichol Art Sara Hagen Pictures from Mexico Fulbright- Hays Summer Seminar Educational use permitted
Huichol yarn paintings from the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
Huichol Poem Las flores azules las flores azules que están atrás de las montañas que están hablando, que están hablando. Ustedes que dicen saberlo todo, interprétenlas, interprétenlas. The blue flowers, the blue flowers that are behind the mountains that are talking, that are talking. You who say you know everything, interpret them, interpret them.
chanaka – ojo de dios For the indigenous peoples of Gran Nayar, the world has the form of a woven quincunce or god’s eye; in huichol it is called ts+kuri and in cora chanaka. According to cora mythology, the mother god wove it out of her own hair and her children expanded it while dancing mitote on top of it. Therefore, dancing the mitote dance is recreating the world.
This woman places each individual bead to form the jaguars’ heads.
Beads are individually glued to the bowls, masks or forms.
This woman sells bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry in Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosi.
You can take a horse ride to reach the Huichol sanctuary.
Horses are not permitted to enter the sanctuary area. You must walk.
This is where a fire is made and ceremonies are performed.
This God’s eye was built by a group during an international rally for peace several months before the picture was taken. The house is where offerings are burned after the ceremonies.