The Huichol or Wixárika people are an ethnic group that inhabits isolated areas along the Sierra Madre which covers the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Durango, and Zacatecas in Mexico. Their culture and traditions have been preserved and passed on since pre-Columbian times.
The Wixárika culture is based on the belief that mother nature is sacred, it´s elements represent gods and ancestors. All the community members will make pilgrimages for hundreds of kilometers to their sacred lands to visit, adore and receive the god's teachings. The gods communicate with them through dreams and visions which are then expressed on their different Art. This is why all Huichol art is sacred, each symbol contained is a part of their beliefs and traditions. and has a profound meaning.