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Beaded Huichol Mask Mexican Folk Art Handmade in Mexico, "Estrella"

A brilliant star lances mystic rays across the forehead of this beaded mask by... more

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A brilliant star lances mystic rays across the forehead of this beaded mask by Higinio Hernandez. It casts white light on the tatei yukahima, or “corn plant,” its golden ears ready to harvest. Teruka the scorpion stands guard over the corn on either side of the mouth, and jicuri, or “peyote” buttons, adorn cheeks and chin. Jicuri is the centerpiece of Huichol ritualism, revered for its curative properties and its ability to enlighten those who partake of it.

Aided by his wife and guided by their imagination and feelings, Hernandez creates these vivid images with brilliant chaquira beads patiently placed one at a time on a papier mache base. Beeswax is used instead of glue. His masks reveal the rich cosmology of the Huichol people and add color and life to any setting.

Because each mask is individually crafted without a pattern, small details may vary, such as the color of a flower or symbol, but without affecting the original design.

Care instructions: Since this exquisite mask is made with the traditional process of attaching the beads with wax, do not expose this piece to direct heat or light, which may cause the wax to dry or soften and thus loosen the beads.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 23 cm H x 15 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 9" H x 6" W x 3.2" D

  • Papier mache and beads
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Keep out of heat
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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You can find beadwork mask 'Estrella' by Higinio Hernandez Carrillo in masks categories such as Folk Art Masks, Hand Beaded Masks, Huichol Masks and Papier Mache Masks. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Higinio is a very dedicated father who has six children that he supports financially.

Higinio Hernandez Carrillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $3000 and the most recent for $3500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger quantities of beads, as well as in molds to make his masks.

Higinio has left a profound impact in his community and has successfully tripled the growth of his home workshop from his first six months at NOVICA

Higinio passes down traditional techniques to his family in order to preserve the authenticity of each of his Huichol beadwork designs.

Higinio's sales from NOVICA represent the majority of his income. Each purchase makes a profound impact on his family's livelihood.

Higinio's income from his Huichol beadwork art supports his six children and provides for their education.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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12 Testimonials for Higinio Hernandez Carrillo

Christine

California

The skill, the craftsmanship and the glorious color of his work are a true joy. I will certainly be adding more to my collection! And as gifts for friends and family. ck

Robert

Dear Higinio Thank you for the ( MESSENGER ) it is a work of art. It bring sunshine to the room it hangs in. Wish you and your family all the best in the new year.

Cristina

I am in love with the earrings made by Mr. Higinio Hernandez Carrillo! I was very saddened to learn recently however that land sacred to his people Wirikuta is being threated and was wondering what I could do to help this gifted artist and his beautiful people.
 
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