Home Page View Cart Checkout 
Unique Gifts & Home DecorSushi & Sake Sets, Tea Sets, ChopsticksBrass, Jade, Wood, and moreJewelry, Silk Scarves, Ethnic Purses  
Woodblock Prints, Tapestries, and moreIncense, Buddhas, Tibetan Spiritual Items  
Homepage | About Us | Shipping | Reference | Mailing List | Help |
Account & Login

Need Help?
Call Us Toll-Free

Search For:

   Blankets & Throws
   Books & Catalogs
   Boxes & Containers
   Calligraphy Sets
   Chinese Fans
   Cinnabar Lacquer
   Cricket Cages
   Curios & Stands
   Decorative Vases
   Gold Leaf Lacquer
   Golden Pond Collection
   Handwoven Baskets
   Huichol Bead Art
   Japanese Puzzle Boxes
   Jingdezhen Porcelain
   Kokeshi Doll
   Latin Pottery
   Mexican Talavera
   Musical Art
   Navajo Kachina
   Navajo Pueblo Pottery
   Navajo Sand Painting
   Pillow Covers
   Polish Pottery
   Reverse Painting
   Silk Lanterns
   Unusual Finds
   Wounaan Baskets
   Russian Nesting Dolls
   Day of the Dead

Mask ~ 5.75 Inch ~ Huichol Bead Art
Mask ~ 5.75 Inch ~ Huichol Bead Art
Quantity in Basket: None
Code: 19073
Retail: $65.00
Price: $49.95
Shipping Weight: 2.00 lbs
Sold Out

Handcrafted in Mexico

Mask ~ Huichol Bead Art The Huichol Indians have used art figures and other decorative pieces as offerings to the Gods for centuries. The Indians work their spiritual symbols and designs into each piece. This hand carved wood mask was first covered with a layer of beeswax then using a long needle one small bead at a time is pressed into the wax creating this vibrant work of art. Measures approximately 3.25 inches wide by 5.75 inches long. Handcrafted in Mexico.

Nestled in the Sierra de Nayarit, just north of Guadalajara, Mexico, you will find approximately 12,000 Huichol (Wee-Chol) Indians, a tribe believed to descend from the Aztec Indians.  This area of Mexico is remote and rugged, and home to one of the last tribes to exist under the Spanish rule.  The Huichol Indians still follow pagan beliefs, consider deer a sacred animal, grow corn, which is thought to be the source of all life, and use a form of communication called peyote.  Because of this, the core of the Huichol Indians consist of deer, corn, and peyote. 

As a very religious and isolated group of people, they express their feelings through art.  So incredible is the Huichol bead art that most consider it a powerful decoration more than a profound religious statement.  As a part of this art, you will find yarn paintings, wooden masks, woven or embroidered adornments, and the most beautiful of all, the incredible bead work, which is thought to have been created for more than 200 years.  Keep in mind that this tribe has its own culture, traditions, and language, meaning the Huichol bead art created is like nothing else in the entire world. 

To create bead art, the Huichol Indians place a thin layer of beeswax with pine resin onto a hollowed out gourd or wooden form.  Then, very carefully and meticulously, small, colorful beads made from glass are picked up with a long needle and pressed into the wax.  Using complex designs and symbols, the result is stunning.  Each piece tells a unique story about the legacy of this tribe and their religious beliefs. 

Mexico Trivia

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most-populous country in Latin America after Portuguese-speaking Brazil.

Your Cart is Empty

PayPal also Accepted

Visit our Retail Store
in Towson, MD

Quick Links:
Shipping Rates | About Us | Contact Info | Email Us | Homepage | Shop | Help

Asian Art Mall | 8803 Orchard Tree Lane / Towson MD 21286 | (Toll-Free) 888.846.7436 within the US
Copyright Atlantic PC, Inc.

Our Most Popular Gift Ideas: Sushi Sets | Sake Sets | Japanese Puzzle Boxes | Jewelry | Tea Sets | Tribal Masks | Stone Carvings | Brass & Bronze