Mexican Art Huichol Chaquira COYOTE figurine - Chaq_02
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Wood - Beeswax - Chaquira beads
Mexican Huichol Tribe style.
Unique Coyote figurine!
This colorful coyote serenades the night with the spirit of the Huichol people. It is carved from copalillo wood and with images from Huichol beliefs including jicurí, or peyote flower [sides], regarded to be sacred. The "ojo de Dios" ("eye of God") talisman is believed to protect from evil [on its back]. Other images include teruka [neck and chest], the scorpion and guardian of corn fields, the Huichol's main source of nourishment.
4.5 in. tall (bottom to top of mouth) aprox.
3 in. wide (tail to chest)
1.5 in. thick (from the back)
Copalillo Wood figurine,
covered with beeswax (Cera de Campeche)
and colored chaquira beads.
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Today, the Huichol Indians number in a range of only 10,000 Indians.
They are a primitive nation of Indians still holding onto their customs, believing in serveral gods, mythology and the psychic forces which lead them into today's existence. These myths and gods, which ... read more