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Huichol Chaquira Necklace, Green and gray. C. 1990's.

Sale price$225.00

This necklace typically worn by women in their daily lives, exemplifies an exceptional level of artistry and meticulous attention to detail. The vivid colors woven into the beadwork reflect the profound spiritual and cultural significance inherent in Huichol traditions. Far beyond mere accessories, these pieces of jewelry embody the tangible expression of the deep-rooted heritage and beliefs cherished by the Huichol community. These pieces were originally commissioned for a now-closed art gallery and were discovered at an estate sale in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 2021.


Dimensions
10" L aprox.

Circa
1990's

Makers
The Huichol, also known as Wixárika, are an indigenous group primarily located in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Durango in Mexico. They are celebrated for their intricate yarn paintings, spiritual practices involving peyote, vibrant beadwork, and strong spiritual connection to their ancestral lands. Central to their spiritual practices is the annual pilgrimage to the sacred land of Wirikuta, where peyote grows, symbolizing their deep reverence for the land and the natural world. They maintain a communal way of life, valuing collective identity within their community, and their rich cultural heritage is intertwined with their strong oral storytelling tradition, highlighting their mythology and spiritual beliefs.

Condition
Very Good, consistent with age and use

Our vintage pieces show the passage of time as we leave them in the original condition in which they were found. As a consequence, signs of wear and patina should be expected. Please refer to images for condition details.

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