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Huichol Art, Yarn Paintings, Nayarit Mexico, Ramiro Lopez Gonzalez, 20 Century

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    Posted 16 days ago

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    Hello CW Members, Followers, Friends and Visitors.
    I found this very colourful Yarn Painting on Monday at the Savers donation store, very beautiful piece of Art, here is the description from artist at the back.
    Translate from Spanish to English

    -----------Representa el tambor Las flechas, el ojo de venado y las velas a las ofrendas sagradas----------------

    -----------It represents the drum The arrows, the deer eye and the candles to the sacred offerings------------
    Arte Hichoc
    Ramiro Lopez Gonzalez
    San Blas, Nayarit.
    Frame 17.50 inches, Yarn 12 inches wide

    Many thanks to all of you for Viewing.

    Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people, who live in the states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit in Mexico. The unifying factor of the work is the colorful decoration using symbols and designs which date back centuries. The most common and commercially successful products are "yarn paintings" and objects decorated with small commercially produced beads. Yarn paintings consist of commercial yarn pressed into boards coated with wax and resin and are derived from a ceremonial tablet called a neirika. The Huichol have a long history of beading, making the beads from clay, shells, corals, seeds and more and using them to make jewelry and to decorate bowls and other items. The "modern" beadwork usually consists of masks and wood sculptures covered in small, brightly colored commercial beads fastened with wax and resin.
    While the materials have changed and the purpose of many of the items have changed from religious to commercial purposes, the designs have changed little, and many retain their religious and symbolic significance. Most outsiders experience Huichol art as tourists in areas such as Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, without knowing anything about the people who make the items, and the meanings of the designs. There are some notable Huichol artists in the yarn painting and beadwork fields, and both types of work have been commissioned for public display.

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