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Huichol Chaquira Beaded Deer. C. 1990's.

Sale price$285.00

The Huichol (Wixárika) people in Mexico are known for their intricate chaquira beadwork, which holds significant cultural and spiritual meaning. The deer is a symbol of grace, sensitivity, and abundance for the Huichol, serving as a spiritual guide and messenger of the gods in their culture.

9" L x 8.8 " H X 6” W


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.

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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