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Gifts: Huichol Yarn Paintings
Including Ltd Ed, Signed & Numbered
Erowid offers Huichol yarn paintings/art as thank-you gifts for contributors. Check the descriptions for more details about condition, limited edition status, and signatures. As of December 2018, all the yarn art is purchased from a confirmed distributor of Huichol-culture artists from the Zitakua area of Mexico.

See more details about these vivid, vibrant traditional yarn paintings.

Huichol Yarn Paintings
 
$150 Peyote and Ritual Offerings (6")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 5.9 x 5.9" (15 x 15 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Spanish description on back.

Imagery: Peyote with deer guide, muvieri with feathers.
$150 Peyote and Ritual Offerings (6")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 5.9 x 5.9" (15 x 15 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Spanish description on back.

Imagery: Peyote with snake protector, eye of god, and ritual items (candles, feathers).
$150 Sun w/ four Peyote (6")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 5.9 x 5.9" (15 x 15 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Spanish description on back.

Imagery: Central sun with sacred peyote in each corner.
 
$250 Eagle, Snake, & Deer Guides (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The deer (heart, gatekeeper), the eagle (communication bridge between god and men), and the snake (guides and protectors of peyote) are messengers of the gods, and in charge of guiding & protecting the shaman.
$250 Peyote and Ritual Offerings (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The shaman is in charge of performing the ritual to ask the gods and spirits for power, wisdom and blessings. In order to do this, he will present them with the sacred offerings.
$250 Peyote Journey Ritual (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The shaman will guide the peyote seeking pilgrims in their travel to Wirikuta to look for the peyote cactus. They need to ask the gods for permission to collect and consume the peyote.
$250 Peyote Ritual (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The shaman will consume the peyote to receive and give meaning to the messages of the gods. Before consuming the peyote, the shaman needs to ask permission of the gods, so a ritual is needed.
$250 Peyote Ritual (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The shaman will consume the peyote to receive and give meaning to the messages of the gods. Before consuming the peyote, the shaman needs to ask permission of the gods through a ritual.
$250 Peyote, Eye of God, and Scorpion Protectors (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Peyote and the eye of God are presented as offerings during rituals, when the shaman will consume the peyote to obtain its power and wisdom. Scorpions are used by shamans to repel evil and bad luck.
$250 Shaman Asks Deer for Guidance (8")    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 7.9 x 7.9" (20 x 20 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The shaman is asking the deer for its guidance and protection needed to perform the sacred rituals.
 
$500 Antlered Peyote in Bowl (12"), by Reyes Cruz    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 11.8 x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Sacred gourd is used by shaman to present offerings (peyote: visionary sacrament) to the gods in order to be blessed and used in rituals. Muvieri stick helps contact the gods, deer are gatekeeper to the spirit world.
$500 Deer, Peyote, Shamans (12"), by Evelia C. de la Cruz    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 11.8 x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Sacred deer sacrificed for the spirits, surrounded by circle of mara'akame (shamans). The deer will be presented in order to ask the spirits for power and wisdom. Four corners show muvieri sticks used by shamans.
$500 Moon, Sun, Fire, Peyote (12"), by Kukame Olegario Carrillo    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 11.8 x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Sun and moon forming an eclipse. Both are respected and venerated gods of the Huichol. The Sun (light and illumination) and the Moon (protection from evil) are in love. They bring life to the earth and bless the people with their power during rituals. Encircling peyote open spiritual connections with the gods.
$500 Peyote, Fire, Shamans (12"), by Norma C. Carrillo    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 11.8 x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Shaman and peyote-seeking pilgrims ask the gods for permission to collect and consume peyote. The god of fire will cleanse the peyote and bless it so that when the shaman consumes it, it will give power and wisdom.
 
$1,000 Peyote w/ Offerings (12"), by Norma A. Carrillo R.    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 11.8 x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: The peyote cactus will help the shaman receive and give meaning to the messages of the gods (including Tatewari, the god of fire). The gods will cleanse and bless the peyote before it is consumed by the shaman, with help from sacred offerings such as blessed arrows and muvieri (staff with feathers).
 
$2,500 Shaman & Pilgrims Dance for Peyote (24"), by Norma Carrillo    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 23.5 x 23.5" (60 x 60 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Marakame (shaman lower left) & pilgrims (right) dance around peyote so it can bless crops & offerings. Maize (offering), eagle (carries messages to gods), snake (protects peyote), deer (guide) fire (god).
$2,500 Shaman Ritual for Peyote (24"), by Norma Carrillo    (1 left)
Huichol yarn painting from Nayarit area of Mexico. 23.5 x 23.5" (60 x 60 cm), yarn on wood. For preservation this should be framed. Description on back.

Imagery: Ritual performed by marakame (shaman) & pilgrims, who dance around peyote (surrounded by fire/sun) so it will bless crops & offerings (candles, muvieri stick, lightning). The eagle carries the message to the gods. The deer guides the shaman.