Yarn Painting- Peyote/sun in the middle, with green peyote button
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.
The peyote button in the center is the source of spiritual wisdom with energy radiating from it. The two creatures are spirit guides who appeared in a peyote vision, along with the deer, snakes, rain and shaman’s feather wands, all sacred in the Huichol spiritual life.