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Munny Series

  www.hikkuricasa.com   Mr. Hikkuri and his art collective in a village of artists natives of the Wixarika communities. These artists spent up to 200 hours on each art piece applying up to 70 thousand beads by hand to tell a story of their culture. We are excited to bring you a collection of 5 handcrafted pieces of history and culture, each telling a different story.   Each one of a kind Hikkuri Casa comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity.   ABOUT HIKKURI   Hikkuri Casa is a brand that puts forward a creative way of Art, Design, and Culture. We believe that we can converge this triad of concepts through our Diffusion and Commerce Project of unique Wixarika...

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A Symbolic Link to an Ancient Culture

Descendents of the Aztec, the Huichol number about 18,000, most of whom live in the Sierra of Jalisco and Nayarit. Having withstood the Spanish Invasion, they are still striving to keep their culture alive and viable, despite the ever-increasing physical and cultural encroachment of their Mexican neighbors. Peyote is a focal point for their ceremonies, and their colorful beadwork and yarn work reflects a reverent and symbiotic relationship with nature. The Huichol People The Huichol people are a culture in transition as modern life encroaches upon their traditional ways. Many have migrated to cities such as Tepic and Guadalajara; others struggle with poverty, land-invasion, and illness caused by pesticides in tobacco plantations where many find work as day laborers. Few...

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THE HUICHOL PEOPLE AND THE ARTS.

One of the perks of living at Lakeside is the ubiquitous exposure to the religious art of the Huichol people. The artwork, so vibrant in color and rich in symbolism, effortlessly draws the viewer into its compelling world of magic and myth. Chapala Lake, with its small villages sprawled along the banks, is considered a sacred region to the Huichol Indians. As a result, those who live in the area are fortunate to be witness to this unique and highly creative culture. The homeland of the Huichols is remote. It is protected from the outside by the difficult access to its communities in remote parts of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Due to the...

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WIXÁRIKA LEGEND

Shamans are frequently good actors, and Ramon was among the best. When the mood struck him he would act Out the different characters and events of a story as he does in these pictures, taken as he played the parts of the two mythological archenemies, the sorcerer Kieri, also called “Tree of the Wind” (either Datura or the related solanaceous Solandra), who deceived the people into eating his hallucinogenic leaves, sap, and fruits, and Kauyumarie, the divine culture hero and Deer person, the ally of the peyote cactus. In the end, Kauyumarie wins the contest, killing Kieri with the fifth of five arrows. But Kieri is not really dead; he transforms himself into his plant form and flies away to...

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