Large Jaguar Head
Florencio Lopez Carrillo. Large Jaguar Head. Sierra Madre. Mexico. Micro Beads. Wood. Wax. Weight: 12 lbs., height: 14 in., length: 14 in. width: 19 in. Signed by Artist.
This is an authentic Huichol Mexican Folk art piece crafted by indigenous people of the same name. Huichol are famous for their beaded artwork and yarn paintings. This beaded sculpture is an outstanding display of geometry and creativity. It shows the peyote symbol at the center with star shape at the borders. Also some candles are displayed at the center as candles and peyote are very important during ceremonial activities of the Huichol people. They eat the peyote to acquire the vision that allows to communicate with gods and create pieces like this while using candles as an offering during their pilgrimages to their sacred places. Some other sacred animals and figures such as deer, snakes, corn and votive feathers are displayed on their pieces. This piece is made of beads mounted on a base of beeswax on a plywood board. Making an art like this takes patience, lots of talent and a centennial knowledge that is transmitted with love from one generation to the next.