Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This Weeks Featured Artist: Jose Hernandez

Huichol Art
String & Wax Paintings, Hand Beaded Jewwlery, &Textiles

Huichol Shaman, Jose Hernandez Sanchez brings the art made in his village of Tepic, Nayarit on a 36 hour bus ride to San Felipe. The Huichol culture and their art remain unique in Mexico. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, these indigenous tribes relocated to inaccessible areas of the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, which straddle the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range. This allowed the Huichol people to continue their ancient ways in isolation. Peyote is a sacred plant, used in ceremonies, which allows the Huichol Shaman to talk to the spirits to ask for rain, good health and a good harvest of the sacred corn. Jose Lemus is available to further educate visitors on the ways of the Huichols and the meaning of their art.
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