Exhibit of Indigenous Huichol Art in Mexico City
Have you ever heard of Huichol Art? If you are in Mexico City right now, you can familiarize yourself with this spectacular artistry visiting the first Huichol Art Biennial at the Intercontinental Hotel. The exhibit is perfect for children, who will certainly enjoy interesting sculptures and paintings infused with bright colors and captivating symbols. The display runs till June 25, 2018 and is free of charge.
Few facts about Huichol Art
Fact #1: The Huichol people live in Western Sierra Mountains of Mexico in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit.
Fact #2: They use Czech Glass Beads and yarn to cover their sculptures and paintings which are previously coated with a bee wax layer – a tradition, that goes back to the year 1,200 B.C.
Fact #3: The Huichol art depicts sacred symbols and reflect spiritual visions obtained by artists during religious ceremonies.
Fact #4: The most popular Huichol emblem is the Eye of the Gods, used by Huichol people for blessing, protection and good luck.
Fact #5: Huichol artists emphasize that what they make is art not just handcraft.
Fact #6: Huichol artists don’t use patterns or any guides to create their work. Truly astonishing, considering the complexity of the decorative design they use.
Yarn Paintings & Sculptures
Beaded Art Pieces
Video from the exhibit: