Huichol Hand Beaded Prayer Bowls/Jicaras
Originally covered in seeds, bone, clay, coral and shell, Huichol prayer bowls are colorfully decorated with sacred symbols, such as corn, peyote,animals, and images of family members. The beaded art is a relatively new innovation and is constructed using glass beads pressed onto a wooden form or hollowed gourd and covered in beeswax.They are carried during ceremonies and prayer for protection, health, and abundance. The symbols themselves represent attributes of different gods and goddesses. They are placed in shrines and sacred sites throughout the Huichol homeland.
Made by hand in San Andrés de Cohamiata, Jalisco, Mexico.
Due to the nature of the bees wax, display the bowls indoors away from heat or direct sunlight.
Please note that as is common with this technique using beads and beeswax, occasionally some beads go missing (as shown in the detailed images)
Bowl 1: 5.25" W x 1.5" H
Bowl 2: 5.25" W x 1.5" H
Bowl 3: 5.25" W x 1.75" H
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