Yarn Painting- Eagle heads in the four corners
by Excelente Castro Hernandez
24” x 24”
The Huichol indigenous group remains one of the most intact primitive cultures in the Western Hemisphere. Their art, which began centuries ago, was originally tributes to the gods and now has become spectacular art, all derived from peyote visions, dreams, and ancient spiritual and mythological traditions. The artist presses one strand of yarn at a time onto a board covered with a mixture of beeswax and resin.
This yarn painting by Excelente Castro Hernández is entitled, “Fusion of Cultures.” It combines pre-Hispanic images such as the snakes and jaguars with Huichol indigenous symbols like the peyote buttons and corn.